New York City
A wild and joyous evening with surprise guests and more than a dozen poets including Quincy Troupe, Ishmael Reed, Edwin Torres, La Bruja and the infectious music of Yerba Buena. Started in 1973 in Loisaida (The East Village), Miguel Algarin and Richard August began hosting regular gatherings of young outcast poets of color in their apartment. Soon that space moved to an old bar on East 6th Street and The Nuyorican Poets Cafe as born. Allen Ginsburg called the Cafe the most integrated place on the planet. Several generations of novelists, poets, playwrights, musicians and artists have grown up within the walls of their open room. Come hear their powerful voices, dance to their music, and celebrate the thirty-fifth anniversary of a world-renowned literary movement.