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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Wishing more of the foundational voices could be read here, but excellent collection of the new blood coming from the Poets Cafe. Other editions – View all Aloud: Poetry resource and good intro to slam poetry. Ok, this is not explicitly a book of women’s, or political poetry, but there’s lots of both.

Jul 31, Oscar rated it care was amazing.

References to this book Between Science and Literature: Sex Goddess of the Western Hemisphere is the best! Other editions – View all Aloud: Between Science and Literature: An excellent collection with some great pieces I’ll return to read again.

If you enjoy nuyofican or nontraditional poetry, this is the best anthology I’ve found. Apr 23, Medalys Berrios Soto rated it it was amazing. 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.

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Many of the poets discuss issues surrounding racial, socioeconomic, and gender disparities 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. Want to Read saving….


When I first read those lines at age 16, I was blown away. Holt- Poetry – pages. Apr 09, Traci rated it really liked it Shelves: Or at least, you’ll finally be standing up and saying out loud something with real beauty and anger and strength.

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. Equal parts award winning authors, street prophets and sonic poem tellers, this book is a must read for anyone who reads their poems to a live audience. Jan 13, Devoya rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I g 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.

Her work reminds me of early Jessica Hagedorn – funky, sassy, serrated; I think of frlm two poets as drawing from the same well. Before anybody had a solid answer regarding the merits of performance poetry this book was already switching up the questions.

Read it out loud. Maybe more to come. A great introductory book for anyone wanting to learn more about slam poetry, Aloud! Some of the poems are mystifying vafe seen presented on the page, but if you’re trying to “understand” every poem in this book, you are going about it wrong. Oct 30, Jeff Peterson rated it it was ok. We must respect one another’s habits. Paperbackpages. American Book Award vices The poems are vkices several pages long but there are also a few short ones.


It reminded me of college and the vibrant coffeehouse caef scene that is now sadly gone.

My poeta here is about the possibility of arrested development. I have tgis book for quite some time. Jul 09, Amanda rated it it was ok. Czfe are no discussion topics on this book yet. Get yourself a copy today! So given that there are many 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.

It’s a gem in my poetry collection!

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Aug 31, Kei rated it did not like it Shelves: Jun 14, Karen Mahtin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Vafe make no claims as to whether this book is good or bad. 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.

As the “New York Observer” writes: It all seems kind of dated and silly now. This anthology is marvelous. Mar 23, Jessica rated it it was amazing. Mar 06, Destiny Henderson added it.