AB Lugo on KKUP


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Jonathan Marcantoni co-owner of La Casita Grande Press La Casita Grande Editores, is stepping in to fill the void in Latino Literature for a house that is dedicated to experimental, innovative, genre-busting narratives in English and in Spanish, while providing international distribution and massive amounts of support to their writers. In 2015, A.B. Lugo, award winning actor and playwright, suffered through the deaths of his parents only months apart. To cope with his grief, he dedicated himself to writing a poem for each week of 2016. Little did he know he would be chronicling a historic year, one of social strife and tragedy that would culminate in the election of a man whose movement brings new awareness and fear to A.B. as an Afro-Puerto Rican. Spanish Coffee: Black, No Sugar, much like its title, is a bitter experience, as life can be, but also one that gives us the energy and power to make it through each day. More worn, for sure, but also stronger, and hopefully, wiser. A collection of poems influenced by history and inspired by the depths of the soul, Spanish Coffee: Black, No Sugar is as unforgettable as the year it chronicles.”

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