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Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe
by Miguel Algarin
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Category: Spoken Word
Code: 3166 |  ISBN: 0805032576 |  544 pp. |  Publication Date: 1994
Publisher: Henry Holt
Format: Trade Paperback
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About this book
Aloud is an edgy and enormous collection that gathers the varied and invariably exciting work of many poets who regularly read and/or perform at the Nuyorican Poets Caf?. This caf?, a longtime haven of bohemian verse and emerging artistry on New York's Lower East Side, was the birthplace of the current "Slam" movement in American poetics. One of the most popular poetry anthologies currently available, Aloud features contributions by Jimmy Santiago Baca, Paul Beatty, Maggie Estep, Eileen Myles, Miguel Pi?ero, Ntozake Shange, and literally scores of others. As co-editor and contributor Bob Holman declares: "Poetry is a contact sport! The poem is not written until you read it!"

"[This] is a fun, wild, and fascinating volume of poems from what Holman calls 'a home for the tradition that has no home but your ear' . . . Aloud is significant in its openness, its verbal power, and the undeniable fact that its performers are changing things without giving a damn how many walls they tear down."?Ray Gonzalez, The Nation


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