Editor: Rojo Robles (afterward by Cristina Pérez Díaz)

58 pp, soft-bound, saddle-stitched

As part of his activism during the AIDS crisis, Pedro Pietri created a series of object-poems typed onto manila envelopes, each with a condom tucked inside called, “Telephone Booth.” Pietri gave these away on the streets of New York. Condom Poems 4 Sale One Size Fits All, through a small, unpublished selection, and an envelope of visual works from the archive, offers an entry point into Pietri’s boundless production, and into this specific iteration of his sex advocacy activism.

Author Biography:

El Reverendo Pedro Pietri (1944-2004) was a Nuyorican interdisciplinary artist, poet, performer, conceptualist, playwright, screenwriter, cultural, and AIDS activist. He was one of the founders of the Nuyorican Poets Café and the DIY collective Latin Insomniacs Motorcycle Club (Without Motorcycles.) He was also the co-director of El Puerto Rican Embassy. His sui generis work moves freely between gritty urban realities and the absurd, between diasporic and Puerto Rican nationalist formations, between life and death, English and Spanish, NYC-Puerto Rican streets and his own intricate mindscapes.

Rev. Pedro Pietri, ADÁL, 1990

First page of Rojo Robles' Introduction to "Pedro Pietri: Condom Poems 4 Sale One Size Fits All"



Collected in: Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative

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