A first book of poems by one of the best new voices to emerge from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.Where a Nickel Costs a Dime captures the hip-hop rhythms and in-your-face intensity of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, a downtown Manhattan club where the hottest young poets are finding their fame.
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."" Drawing on rap, jazz, Langston Hughes and the rhythms of the streets, this collection bristles with congas, timbales, police sirens and wino oracles, ""singing a celebration of the island/ that some of us will never see."" In poems that are scalding, toxic and dizzying, Perdomo reminds us tha...| Read Full Review of Where a Nickel Costs a Dime: ...
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