R.I.P Piri Thomas: May you rest blissfully in poet heaven

Alex Haley once remarked that when an elder dies so does an encyclopedia. And so it is with the passing of poet, author, and storyteller  Piri Thomas. The Harlem born writer reminded us about the cruelty of life in his gritty and powerful coming of age autobiography, "Down These Mean Streets." This proud Puertorican also reminded the world that "every child is born a poet."