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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Jul 31, Oscar rated it it was amazing. Sep 08, Evan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Manhattan’s Nuyorican Poets Cafe, located in the low-rent district of Alphabet Nuyoriacn, has become well-known over the past two decades for its poetry performances and “slams. People in the late ’90’s. If you enjoy slam or nontraditional poetry, this is the best anthology I’ve found.

Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe by Miguel Algarín

And perfect for those who love slam. As I am not a big fan of poetry slams, I figure that my opinion doesn’t hold that much weight. He is also a distinguished poet and critic with several books to his credit. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Aug 07, Slightly rated it really liked it. I’m so interested especially in the section of this intro re: I love this book so much that when I moved here I had to buy a copy because I’d left mine in Massachusetts.


No eBook available Amazon. This poetry is exactly what I like it to be, raw, urban and somewhat real 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 hhe audience.

Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

As a sometime poet, I have to say this book is essential. Jul 17, Dan rated it liked it Recommends it for: Aug 26, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: There are so many little jewels in here, full of rhythm and truth. Aug 31, Kei rated it did not like it Shelves: The anthology voiices bilingual with many poems written completely in Spanish which makes it good extracurricular material concerning my Spanish studies.

I make no claims as to whether this book is good or bad. As the “New York Observer” writes: Wishing more of the foundational voices could be read here, but excellent collection of the new blood coming from the Poets Cafe.

Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Most times I wanted more from the poems, though. Just some disorganized thoughts here. Account Options Sign in.

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Poetry at its best! Thanks nuyorifan telling us about the problem. This anthology is marvelous. Between Science and Literature: 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.


Some of the poems are mystifying when seen presented on the page, but if you’re trying to “understand” every poem in this book, you are going about it wrong. Michele sent this book to me for christmas one year. It has the vitality of vulgarity.

If you enjoy slam or nontraditional poetry, this is the best anthology I’ve found.

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Oct 26, Laura added it. There was a few I enjoyed, U. Or at least, you’ll finally be standing up and saying out loud something with real beauty and anger and strength.

There were a few things that I dislike about the book although it’s still definitely worthy of a 5-star rating. It’s a gem in my poetry collection! Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Aug 13, Barbara rated it really liked it Shelves: Truly worth its award despite the foul language in many poems. I have tgis book for quite some time.

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