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Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Paperback – August 15, 1994
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As a lover of poetry, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe takes readers on a ride to life as it is, not as it was in the traditional poetry we grew up reading in school. This is a significant reason why I use this anthology to teach my college students that poetry DOES speak to you, IS about you and IS written by people like you. Poetry has a glorious tradition and the 'now' poetry of "Aloud" demands a place in that tradition.
If you truly love poetry, you will truly become a lover of this text. My only disappointment is that there isn't another anthology from this haven of rhythm and soul. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a sequel.
This book begs to be performed and shared. The verses sing, scream, coerce and laugh off of the pages. I love the idea of "poetry as language" and hope there will be much more to come from the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe.
Poetry's not dead after all.
PS: The babe on the cover . . . Yummmmm! *wink*
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One of my favorite books! I bought this a couple of years back from Amazon and it is great I still have it in my collection. Read morePublished 20 months ago by jeanette
Great fun. But somewhat inconsistent in the quality of the content. But for the price why not own this book since there is enough in here to enjoy.Published on July 9, 2014 by Bartholomew Roberts
I heard a poet in Sacramento read from this book during her feature at Luna's Cafe in 2000 or so. I was so impressed with the piece, so moved, that I noted the cover of the book... Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by K. Sadira Dorran
I honestly would have never thought of buying this book had i not seen the movie Miguel Piñero. Read morePublished on October 20, 2010 by C. Fladager
got this book in a timely manner and paid pennies for it. haven't read it just yet. flipped thru it and found so many good poems it left me homesick and longing to return to the... Read morePublished on October 16, 2007 by drgonzo01
my english prof recomended this book to me, i'm glad she did. if you love poetry this book has a vast variety of styles and authors.Published on October 10, 2007 by A. Baker
I bought this anthology when I was really into performing, and watching performance poetry, SLAM, spoken word, whatever you want to call it. Even then I was disappointed. Read morePublished on May 26, 2007 by Zebulon C. Huset