Fodor's Expert Review Nuyorican Poets Cafe
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The reigning arbiter of poetry slams, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe is known for hosting the influential granddaddy (b. 1989) of the spoken-word scene, the Friday Night Poetry Slam as well as a variety of open-mic nights, the latter of which have been mostly online during the pandemic. These days there are outdoor events on the schedule as well, but check the website for updates.