Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Front Cover. Miguel Algarin, Bob Holman. Henry Holt and Company, Aug 15, – Poetry – pages. 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. Compiled by poets who have been at the center of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in Aloud. Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Edited by Miguel Algarin and.

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People in the late ’90’s. Poetry at its best! I’m so interested especially in the section of this intro re: One of my favorite poems in alohd from back in the day is “I am the Sex Goddes of the Western Hemisphere.

There’s also quite a bit of Spanish—not caffe I fault any of the poets for writing it—however if, like me, you don’t understand the language at all, you’ll be skimming over sections of poems and feeling lost. Miguel Algarin describes the atmosphere of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe so vividly that it was like I were there.

I remember I called fgom sick to work the next day, just so I could caress the pages a little longer.

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. Holt- Poetry – pages. Before anybody had a solid answer regarding the merits of performance poetry this book was already switching up the questions. This anthology is marvelous. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe by Miguel Algarín

Sep foices, Evan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sex Goddess of the Western Hemisphere is the best! It all seems kind of dated and silly now. Having never attended a poetry slam, and having limited the amount of time I’ve spent at open mics, I was both amused by his description of it and at the same time I admit it was a bit icky.

No eBook available Amazon. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. An elusive medium for the competent, in this I am not democratic.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. As I am not a big fan of poetry slams, I figure that my opinion doesn’t hold that much weight. So given that there are frmo various ways of assessing a poem’s and poet’s effectiveness, given the imperative to decenter a singular academic standard of reading and criticizing poetry, indeed, I get farce. I have tgis book for quite muyorican time. Feb 13, milton rated it it was amazing.

Apr 23, Medalys Berrios Soto rated it it was amazing. Maybe more to come. No trivia or quizzes yet.

If you enjoy slam or nontraditional poetry, this is the best anthology I’ve found. There were a few things that I dislike about the book although it’s still definitely worthy of a 5-star rating.

When I first read those lines at age 16, I was blown away. Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Open Preview See a Problem?

I pick up and read from this all the time. They could relate to so many of the poems and it opened up great dialogue. Found this in an old storage room and was inspired to teach slam poetry to my kids; they loved it.


Poetry resource and good intro to slam poetry. Nov 25, Kye Flannery rated it really liked it. Filled to the brim with poets you’ve never heard of as well as some familiar names, there’s no deadspace here.

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American Book Award Apr 28, Kerry Wall rated it it was amazing. The publisher of Robert Frost is happy to proclaim that the poetry franchise has come back to the people.

I see how immediate positive feedback can encourage a poet to try again, perhaps even think about bringing the new shit. Paperbackpages. Jul 28, RainbowWriter rated buyorican it was amazing. Miguel AlgarinBob Holman. No eBook available Amazon. The poems within cover a wide range of topics, and it has become a bible for finding poems to perform aloud.

There was a lot of interesting stuff in the introduction, but I could not connect to enough of the poetry to want to finish the book. This is hands down my most favoite anthology of poetry and I recommend it to everyone. Holt- Poetry – pages 3 Reviews https: