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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As the “New York Observer” writes: Bob Holman is nuyoricwn widely known poet-and poetry activist-whose mission is “to make poetry as natural a use for language as ordering a pizza.

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Other editions – View all Aloud: When I first read those lines at age 16, I was blown away. Aug 13, Barbara rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. 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 poetss by Lois Griffith, who I’ve never heard of before.

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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. Holt- Poetry – pages 3 Reviews https: To ask other readers questions about Aloudplease sign up.

Jul 23, Mary Beth rated it it was amazing. I have tgis book for quite some time.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. MacmillanAug 15, – Poetry – pages. Many of the poets discuss issues surrounding racial, socioeconomic, and gender disparities Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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.

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Jul 31, Oscar rated it it was amazing. I pick up and read from this all the time. Found this in an old storage room and was inspired to teach slam poetry to my kids; they loved it.

The publisher of Robert Frost is happy to proclaim that the poetry franchise has come back to the people. Want to Read saving…. I found myself sort of trudging through it, which while it may have led me to another poem or two that “clicked,” isn’t the way in which I want to feel while reading poetry.


Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe by Miguel Algarín

Apr 21, Angela rated it it was amazing. Wishing more of the foundational voices could be read here, but excellent collection of the new blood coming from the Poets Cafe. No eBook available Amazon. Get yourself a copy today!

If you enjoy slam or nontraditional poetry, this is the best anthology I’ve found. He teaches at Rutgers University. We are, as Bob Holman declaims, “at the house for the tradition that has no home but your ear. Apr 23, Medalys Berrios Soto rated it it was amazing.

Jan 13, Devoya rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: References to this book Between Science and Literature: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They could relate to so many of the poems and it opened up great dialogue. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Jan 26, David Rullo rated it it was amazing. Before anybody had a solid answer regarding the merits of performance poetry this book was already switching up the questions.

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