October 21, 2020

Its cultural impact is massive

The Nuyoricans’ imprint on culture as we know it began with the boom of the spoken word poetry scene in the early 1990s. “I think the Nuyorican Poets Café inviting artists to perform their art opened doors locally, nationally and internationally,” board member of the Café Carmen Pietri Diaz once said. Whether it is movies inspired by its poets (Saul Williams in Slam) documentaries about the scene (Slam Nation) or television shows like HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and subsequent Broadway show of the same name, none of it would be possible without the foundation the Nuyorican Poets Café and its artists set.

 

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Jessica Rodriguez

Besides putting pen to paper for ‘LLERO Jessica is a co-founder. She is a seasoned writer, editor and journalist who has successfully peddled her words across media platforms from Urban Latino, Latina and Cosmo Latina, since picking up her professional pen in 1999.

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