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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I found myself sort of trudging through it, which while it may nuyorocan led me to another poem or two that “clicked,” isn’t the way in which I want to feel while reading poetry. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Aug 06, Kate rated it it was amazing Shelves: I make no claims as to whether this book is good or bad. I liked this book because the poetry it contains is best read aloud, and the writing begs you not to just read it, but experience it by reading it out loud.

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Manhattan’s Nuyorican Poets Cafe, located in the low-rent district of Vooces City, has become well-known thhe the past two decades for its poetry performances and “slams. The poems within cover a wide range of topics, and it has become a bible for finding poems to perform aloud. Given that for the most part the poems here are important social commentary, what I look for is poetry that pops, read aloud and on the page, such as the poems by Lois Griffith, who I’ve never heard of before.

Apr 28, Kerry Wall rated it it was amazing.

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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. Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. A few years actually.

Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe by Miguel Algarín

Mar 23, Jessica rated it it was amazing. It has the vitality of vulgarity. Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. This book was published some time ago but I picked it up only recently.

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. How does this kind of environment discourage the poet from pursuing new work, trying out different poetic devices, voices, aesthetics, et al. Jul 17, Dan rated it liked it Recommends it for: Other editions – View all Aloud: Open Preview See a Problem? References to this book Between Science and Literature: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Aug 31, Kei rated it did not like it Shelves: When I first read those lines at age 16, I was blown away.

vojces An elusive medium for the competent, in this I am not democratic. 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 criteria for reading poetry.

Filled to the brim with poets you’ve never heard of as well as some familiar names, there’s no deadspace here. This was a gift from my first girlfriend – she got me an autographed copy. Ok, this is not explicitly a book of women’s, or political poetry, but there’s lots of both.

Found this in an old storage room and was inspired to teach slam poetry to my kids; they loved it. Want to Read saving…. 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.

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He is also a distinguished poet and critic with several books to his credit. 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, political leanings, whether they are easily charmed by charismatic poets on the mic, etc.

I opened to a page of a poem that ended “a tree grows in brooklyn a tree grows in brooklyn a tree grows in brooklyn.

The creted in frmo poety showes the lives and problems of the writers. Before anybody had a solid answer regarding the merits of performance poetry this book was already switching up the questions. Aug 26, Julie rated it really liked it Shelves: I knew from the introduction that this would nuyoricam an amazing book. Now here i am.

This anthology is marvelous. They could relate to so many of the poems and it opened up great dialogue. Jun 14, Karen Mahtin rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m so interested especially in the section of this intro re: Many of the poets discuss issues surrounding racial, socioeconomic, and gender disparities Poetry at its best!

It reminded me of college and the vibrant coffeehouse poetry ghe that is now sadly gone. The publisher of Robert Frost is happy to proclaim that the poetry franchise has come back to the people.