Rubberroom:

Yago Cura's Rubberroom, Illustrated by Carlos Folgar

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Published by:
Yago Cura
Published:
12/17/2010
Specs:
Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
28 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Literature & Writing
Tags:
Anayansi Diaz Cortez, NPR, NYCDOE, Radio Diaries, reassignment centers, rubber rooms, This American Life

The Rubberroom is a collection of poetry about the reassigment centers that NYC's Department of Education uses to administratively punish teachers that have been arrested or accused of committing a crime.

Our narrator spent two weeks there in 2004 but was helped out by various people who saw that a wrong was being committed. He was extremely lucky, though; supposedly, there are teachers who have been at these reassignment centers, or Rubberrooms, for years.

Yago Cura's Rubberroom is a cycle of poems written like a play. The plot is driven by acts and scenes and there is one narrator that monologues his way to understanding the motives behind the actions that landed him in the Rubberroom.

This edition, illustrated by Carlos Folgar, and published by Hinchas de Poesia Press comes on the heels of a piece produced by Radio Diaries for "This American Life," a variety show on National Public Radio.

Rubberroom: Yago Cura's Rubberroom, Illustrated by Carlos Folgar