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Miguel Algarin's Poetry Salon

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505 E 6th St New York NY 10009 USA

In 1972 many poets such as Miguel Pinero, Lucky Cienfuegos, and Bimbo Rivas would meet in Miguel Algarin's living room to recite their poetry. In September of 1974, they bought what was the Sunshine Cafe, an Irish bar, and opened the original Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

Credits: From a program for People's Poetry Gathering, 2006. Organized by Steve Zeitlin and Bob Holman. (3:25)