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The Nuyorican Poets Café, A Cauldron for Poetry And Politics

It embodies the belief that anyone can take the stage and interpret one of the most accessible art forms and "reveal poetry as a living art."
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe remains a wildly diverse venue influenced by its mostly Puerto Rican founders who claimed it as a site of artistry and resistance in 1973. Source: Courtesy of Nuyorican Poets Cafe

In the heart of an ever-gentrifying New York City neighborhood, the Nuyorican Poets Café was once called "the most integrated place on the planet" by none other than Beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Today it remains a wildly diverse venue still influenced by its mostly Puerto Rican founders who claimed it as a site of artistry and resistance in 1973.

Poet and founder Miguel Algarín and his artist friends just wanted a place to get together to create. By the 1990s

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