LATINOPIA WORD RICHARD MONTOYA ‘WHAT IS GREATEST CHICANO POEM?”

In 1974, Chicano poets José Montoya and José Antonio Burciaga traveled to New York to meet with Puerto Rican poets of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. On a street corner in Loisaida (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) legendary Puerto Rican poet Miguel Piñero asked the Chicanos what was the greatest Chicano poem ever written. The answer has surprised poets for decades.

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