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Title Verso negro [videorecording] : black verse poetry of the Spanish Caribbean / a Folk Arts production ; produced and directed by Leita Lucchetti and Ben Levin.
Published [New York, N.Y. ] : Cinema Guild, c1999.

 Stored Videos  ARS Request  PQ7361 .V47 1999    IN LIBRARY
Description 1 videocassette (40 min.) : sd., col. : 1/2 in.
Credits Consulting producers, Yarí Pérez Marín, Dolores C. Calaf ; editor, Ben Levin ; cinematographer, Wayne Derrick.
System Reqs VHS.
Performer Narrator, Marcia Del Mar.
Summary A profile of Efraín Ortiz, a Puerto Rican 'declamador' (reciter) of verso negro, an African-influenced style of poetry that arose in Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic from the 1920's through the 1940's and remains popular today. Some historical background on the verso negro movement and its major poets, such as Fortunato Vizcarrondo, Nicolás Guillén, and Luis Palés Matos, is provided. Ortiz is seen in performance in Puerto Rico and at a cultural festival in Lawrence, Mass.
Language English and Spanish with English subtitles.
Subject Ortiz, Efraín.
Poets, Puerto Rican.
Poets, Puerto Rican -- Biography.
Poets, Black.
Poets, Black -- Puerto Rico -- Biography.
Puerto Rican poetry -- History and criticism.
Caribbean poetry (Spanish)
Caribbean poetry (Spanish) -- History and criticism.
Genre Biographical films.
Documentary films.
Related Names Lucchetti, Leita.
Levin, Ben.
Ortiz, Efraín.
Del Mar, Marcia, 1950-
Cinema Guild.
Alternate Title Black verse poetry of the Spanish Caribbean
OCLC number 45859736