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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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My question here is about the possibility of arrested development.

As a sometime poet, I have to say this book is essential. Just some disorganized thoughts here.

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It has the vitality of vulgarity. I look forward to visiting this cafe soon: There are so many little jewels in here, full of rhythm and truth. I knew from the introduction that this would be an amazing book. Michele sent this book to me for christmas one year.

Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe by Miguel Algarín

Aug 19, Lindy rated it really liked it Shelves: I feel like some of the poems didn’t translate well into the written word; they were obviously meant to be spoken and performed rather than read on a page. As the New York Observer writes: Jul 31, Oscar rated it it was amazing.


One of my favorite poems in there from back in the day is “I am the Sex Goddes of the Western Hemisphere. Some of the poems are nuyoriczn when seen presented on the page, but if you’re trying to “understand” every poem in this book, you are going about it wrong.

Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

The creted in depth poety showes the lives and problems of the writers. So that’s a few things I am thinking about while reading. Miguel AlgarinBob Holman. They could relate to so many of the poems and it opened up great dialogue.

References to this book Between Science and Literature: Many of the poets discuss issues surrounding racial, socioeconomic, and gender disparities Apr 21, Angela rated it it was amazing.

Get yourself a copy today! If you enjoy slam or nontraditional poetry, this is the best anthology I’ve found.

Now here i am. Holt- Poetry – pages.


A good “gateway drug” for those getting into poetry. The only collection of actually contemporary American poetry you need. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Account Options Sign in.

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Apr 09, Traci rated it really liked it Shelves: Paperbackpages. I pick up and read from this all the time.

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. I’m currently reading some of the authors in the “Founding Poems” section of this book, for the Poets of Color class I’m teaching.

Maybe more to come. Filled to the brim with poets you’ve never heard of as well as some familiar names, there’s no deadspace here.