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. Filled to the brim with poets you’ve never heard of as well as some familiar names, there’s no deadspace here. Apr 28, Kerry Wall rated it it was amazing.

Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

I love this book so much that when I moved here I had to buy a copy because I’d left mine in Massachusetts. There were a few things that I dislike about the book although it’s still definitely worthy of a 5-star rating.

Found this thr an old storage room and was inspired poetts teach slam poetry to my kids; they loved it. Refresh and try again. Aug 26, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This poetry is exactly what I like it to be, raw, urban and somewhat real Many of the poets discuss issues surrounding racial, socioeconomic, and gender disparities 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.

I have tgis book for quite some time. There are so many little jewels in here, full of rhythm and truth. Jul 28, RainbowWriter rated it it was amazing. A great introductory book for anyone vojces to learn more about slam poetry, Aloud! An excellent collection with some great pieces I’ll return to read again.


Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe by Miguel Algarin, Bob Holman ·

We are, as Bob Holman declaims, “at the house for the tradition that has no home but your ear. 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.

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Holtvoicds Poetry – pages 3 Reviews https: No trivia or quizzes yet. Lists with This Book. Read it out loud. Published August 15th by Holt Paperbacks first published May I get this; how poetry is received and its value assessed, whether it is deemed effective or ineffective depends upon many factors – the performer’s skill and experience both in performance and in writing, the audience’s aesthetic preferences, poehs leanings, whether they are easily charmed by charismatic poets on the mic, etc.

To ask other readers questions about Aloudnuyorrican sign up. They could relate to so many of the poems and it opened up great dialogue.

No eBook available Amazon. Account Options Sign in. My question here is about the possibility of arrested development.

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

Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe by Miguel Algarín

Most times I wanted more from the poems, though. Truly worth its award despite the foul language in many poems. People in the late ’90’s.

And perfect for those who love slam. Aug 06, Kate rated it it was amazing Shelves: I may get shit for saying that, so again let me reemphasize that each audience member, and in the case of book, each reader has many different tge for reading poetry. 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.


It nuoyrican the vitality of vulgarity.

Jan 20, Muna rated it it was amazing. Between Science and Literature: Sep 08, Evan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 07, Slightly rated it really liked it.

Ok, this fro not explicitly a book of women’s, or political poetry, but there’s lots of both. Apr 23, Medalys Berrios Soto rated it it was amazing. It all seems kind of dated and silly now.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I make no claims as to whether this book is good or bad. Her work reminds me of early Jessica Hagedorn – funky, sassy, serrated; I think of these two poets as drawing from the same well.

It has the vitality of vulgarity. I found myself sort of trudging through it, which while it may have led me to another poem or two that “clicked,” isn’t nuyoridan way in which I want to feel while reading poetry.

Or at least, you’ll finally be standing up and saying out loud something with real beauty and anger and strength. Socially and racially conscious mostly unrhymed poetry written mostly in free verse but there are also a few prose monologues. Want to Read saving…. Oct 26, Laura added it. 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.