de León, Concepción.“The Early Days of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.”

The New York Times,

December 6, 2018.

Mlynar, Phillip.“The Nuyorican Poets Cafe in the ‘90s.

Red Bull Music Academy Daily,

November 7, 2018.

BroadwayWorld.com Newsdesk. “Innovative Performances Of Traditional Japanese Art Forms Featured In ‘Borrowed Light: Innovation In Ancient Arts’ At The Nuyorican Poets Cafe.”


October 21, 2018

Cohen, David.“Can Anyone Compete With Facebook and Google for Small-Business Advertisers?”


May 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld.com Newsdesk: “Nuyorican Poets Cafe to Present The World Premiere of LIFE AMONG THE ARYANS By Ishmael Reed”.


May 14, 2018

Miller, M.H. “A Blind Publisher, Poet — and Link to the Lower East Side’s Cultural History.”.

The New York Times Style Magazine

February 9, 2018

Durón, Maximilíano. “ARTnews: Rubin Foundation Awards Grants to 60 Organizations Aligned with Art and Social Justice.”

S.D. Rubin Foundation.org

January 29, 2018.

“After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican poets ask again what it means to belong.”

PBS Newshour

January 8, 2018.


The Wall Street Journal: Nuyorican Poets Cafe to Upgrade Longtime Home
April 31, 2016


The New York Times: The Rap on Old Age: Not a Young Man’s Game
November 7, 2014
By J.C. Barden

The New York Times: Versifying above the Footlights
September 14, 2014
By Laura Collins-Hughes

AMNY: New York Owes a Special Debt to Maya Angelou
September 14, 2014
By Laura Collins-Hughes

New York 1: Nuyorican Poets Cafe to Celebrate 40 Years on Cultural Scene With Party
August 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com: New Works by John Guare & Neil LaBute Set for Nuyorican Poets Cafe Theater FestivalMarch 19, 2014

The New York Times: Maggie Estep, 50, Slam Poetry Performer
February 13, 2014
By Daniel E. Slotnik


The New York Times: The New York Times: A Critic’s Tour of Literary Manhattan
December 14, 2012
By Dwight Garner

NY1 (video): Cafe Director Talks Sandy Damage, Fundraising Event
December 18, 2012
By Elizabeth Kaledin

Gothamist: Poetry Slammers Slam Knicks For Poetry Slam Diss
October 26, 2012
By Aaron Marks

The Wall Street Journal: Contrasts Grow as Alphabet City Evolves
September 6, 2012
By Richard Morgan



Wall Street Journal: New Crowd Descends on East Third Street
December 3, 2010
By Kavita Mokha

The New York Times: Taking The Pulse Of East Village Poetry
November 2, 2010
By Kim Davis

Time Out New York: Why I Love NYC: East Village
November 20, 2010
by Brett Berk

USA Today: Weekend Getaways to New York City
April 14, 2010
by John C. Lauzon


Daily News: Nuyorican cafe to celebrate with big bash at Town Hall
April 21, 2008
by Clem Richardson



Holmes, Helen. “Playwright Ishmael Reed On Why He Thinks ‘Hamilton’ Is a Total Fraud.”

The Observer

January 15, 2019.

Barron, James. “Did ‘Hamilton’ Get the Story Wrong? One Playwright Thinks So.”

The New York Times

January 13, 2019.

Hsu, Hua. “In “The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda,” Ishmael Reed Revives an Old Debate.

The New Yorker

January 9, 2019

Gordon, Jeremy. “Ishmael Reed hates ‘Hamilton’ so much he wrote a play about it.

The Outline

January 8, 2019.

Deb, Sopan. “Ishmael Reed’s Play Challenging ‘Hamilton’ Will Get Reading.”

The New York Times

January 4, 2019


Betancourt, Manuel. “The Nuyorican Poets Café, A Cauldron for Poetry And Politics.”


April 8, 2017

Collie, Ashley Jude. “Actor/Playwright Raymond Barry Re-Lives his Nuyorican Poets Café Days with his Beloved Mentor, Miguel Algarin

The Huffington Post

March 31, 2017


The New York Times: Bringing Poetry to Rikers Island
December 29, 2015

The New York Times: Why Snapping is the New Clapping
November 21, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com: Climate Change Theatre Action at Nuyorican Poets Cafe
September 29, 2015

Howlround: Ladies and Gentlemen, Lower Your Prices
October 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com: Rebel Theater and Nuyorican Poets Cafe Present: R +J: An Uncivil Tale, Now Thru 4/26
April 10, 2015

The New York Times: A Farewell to a Home for Art and Artists
April 10, 2015
By Colin Moynihan

Clocktower: Ladies and Gentlemen, Lower Your Prices
January 19, 2015


The Source: Friday Night Poetry Slam At the Nuyorican Poets Cafe
December 23, 2013
The Source

The New York Times: A Poet With Words Trapped Inside
October 25, 2013
By John Leland

The New York Times: Concert Raises $10,000 For ‘Spider-Man’ Actor
October 21, 2013
By Patrick Healy
Univision: Nuyorican Cafe: Leading Art
September 25, 2014

AMNY: A Renaissance of Rhyme: Another Golden age for City’s Poetry
September 25, 2013
By Sheila Anne Feeney

New York 1: Nuyorican Poets Cafe Celebrates Anniversary, But Still Works To Recover From Sandy
September 21, 2013
By NY 1

The L Magazine: Poetry is the Hottest Thing in New York Right Now
August 29, 2013
By Henry Stewart

The Wall Street Journal: Poetry Gets Some Poetic Justice
August 28, 2013
By Richard Morgan

Epoch Times: Nuyorican Cafe Planning New Preformance Spaces
August 23, 2013
By Genevieve Belmaker

New York 1: East Harlem ” Tours” Doc Explores Development Impact on Neighborhoods
August 21, 2013
By John Weinstein

CBS NY: Funds Secure for Major Upgrades at Nuyorican Poets Cafe
July 27, 2013

Huffington Post: Monday Nights at Nuyorican
July 26, 2013
By Sharief Eastering

Univision: Picante Café en Nueva York Promueve la Poesía
By Univision

New York Post: NYC’s Brewing Arts Crisis
April 17, 2013
by Daniel Gallant

New York Post: Bob Holman: My Poetic New York
March 17, 2013

MTV: Washington Heights at The Nuyorican Poets Cafe (Video)
February 13, 2013

The New York Times: For Her Poetry, an Unending List of Struggles to Draw From
January 4, 2013
By John Otis


The New York Times: Open Mike, Insert Verse
October 6, 2011
By David Orr

The New York Times: Up at the Old Nuyorican
March 15, 2011
By Cary Abrams

Wall Street Journal: One Little Poetry Cafe, Thousands of Friends
February 24, 2011
By Anna Louie Sussman


Huffington Post: An Inspiring Trip to New York City
September 28, 2009
by Michael Kaiser

Crain’s New York: Nuyorican Cafe Exhibits Growth
September 6, 2009
by Miriam Souccar


Show Reviews at The Nuyorican

New York Times review of A Felony in Blue
October 23, 2011
by Eric Grode

New York Times review of August Wilson’s Women
April 1, 2010
by Anita Gates

New York Times review of It’s a Wonderful Lie
December 10, 2009
by Neil Genzlinger