Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 1994 - Poetry - 514 pages
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From New York to Nashville, Boston to L.A., a bohemian rhapsody of rap swagger is spreading across the land. As the "New York Observer" writes: "The poetry corpse is stirring, " its healing heart is "a big, dark, brick-walled loft on Third Street and Avenue C called the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. It's democratic, multicultural...sometimes funny, sometimes ribald. It has the vitality of vulgarity."

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If you enjoy slam or nontraditional poetry, this is the best anthology I've found. Filled to the brim with poets you've never heard of as well as some familiar names, there's no deadspace here. The ... Read full review

Aloud: voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

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Manhattan's Nuyorican Poets Cafe, located in the low-rent district of Alphabet City, has become well-known over the past two decades for its poetry performances and "slams." Founded by Algarin and the ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Miguel Algarín is a founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on New York City's Lower East Side and has hosted the Cafe's live radio broadcasts on WBAI for more than 18 years. He is also a distinguished poet and critic with several books to his credit. He teaches at Rutgers University.

Bob Holman is a widely known poet-and poetry activist-whose mission is "to make poetry as natural a use for language as ordering a pizza." He is the author of The Collect Call of the Wild and a co-editor of The United States of Poetry.

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