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

Wishing more of the foundational voices could be read here, but excellent collection of the new blood coming from the Poets Cafe. 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. 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.

The anthology is bilingual with many poems written completely in Spanish alooud makes it good extracurricular material concerning my Spanish studies. Before anybody had a solid answer regarding the merits nuyirican performance poetry this book was already switching up the questions.

Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Voixes- Poetry – pages 3 Reviews https: My library Help Advanced Book Search. There’s also quite a bit of Spanish—not that I fault any of the poets for writing it—however if, like me, you don’t understand the language at all, you’ll be skimming over sections of poems and feeling lost. Most times I wanted more from the poems, though.


Between Science and Literature: And we must share the truth and integrity that the voice of the poet so generously provides. Poetry at its best! 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. There was a few I enjoyed, U. You won’t love every poem, but everyone who reads this book will love a different poem. 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 muyorican.

People in the late ’90’s. This anthology is marvelous. The only collection of actually contemporary American poetry you need. Aug 07, Slightly rated it really liked it. Return to Book Page. We must respect one another’s habits. It’s a gem in my poetry collection!

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Michele sent this book to me for christmas one year. Account Options Sign in. 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.

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My question here is about the possibility of arrested development. Apr 28, Kerry Wall rated it it was amazing. American Book Award Feb 13, milton rated it it was amazing. Other editions – View all Aloud: Wasn’t the best, however. Mar 06, Destiny Henderson added it. The publisher of Robert Frost is happy to proclaim that the poetry franchise has come back to the people.

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So that’s a few things I am thinking about while reading. MacmillanAug 15, – Poetry – pages. He teaches at Rutgers University.

One of my favorite poems in there from back in the day is “I am the Sex Goddes of the Western Hemisphere. Poetry resource and good intro to slam poetry. Jan 26, David Rullo rated it it was amazing. Many of the poets discuss issues surrounding racial, socioeconomic, and gender disparities Jul 23, Mary Beth rated it it was amazing.

There were a few things that I dislike about the book although it’s still definitely worthy of a 5-star rating.

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