“Para mí, el referente principal es la realidad de mi pueblo, de mi entorno.”
It’s a question posed to Latinos on a regular basis, but it’s also a question which requires a complex answer.
“El 1 de diciembre fue un día ínfamo en nuestra historia. A ver nuestro gobernador dar limosnas a nuestro maestro colonial era una vergüenza profunda e imperdonable.”
“Throughout his life, Piñero fought difficult circumstances which led him to do unforgivable things, but he always sought to somehow help others reach for more.”
In his prison cell, Piñero found something that incarceration could never hold captive: a gift that enabled him to express all that at once haunted and inspired him.
“Piñero’s tales of ‘hood life,’ ‘ghettocide’ and ‘gangster living’ are disturbing but beautiful because they are laced with sincerity.”