Juan Ramirez, Jr.’s collection of poetry and monologues, Juan by Juan, is an exploration of life, identity, and love featuring 15 poems from the popular writer, actor, and theater maker. The playful verse hits home with reflections on what it means to be a man called Juan in a place called The Bronx. Coupled with his poetry, this volume contains 14 monologues by Juan Ramirez Jr., for actors of all ages, genders, and identities.
Juan Ramirez, Jr., is an internationally produced and award-winning multi-hyphenated artist. Puerto Rican and Guatemalteco, Bronx born and raised, Juan champions the voiceless in his work. This collection breaks open a new window on his city and its people, capturing the energy and impact in verse and spoken word.
“Juan Ramirez, Jr.’s Juan by Juan, is what we poetry lovers desperately need; surprise. Being a theater disciple, Juan understands the value of surprise. Staying ahead of your audience is the quintessential tool a playwright must possess. Juan by Juan is a fun yet revealing read.” – reg e gaines
“Juan’s work exudes such an earthiness and a nitty gritty passion that jumps right out of the page and knocks at the door of your heart.” – Celine Hispiche, artistic director, Celine’s Salon