Harlem Poetry Slam Brings Community Together
Praxis Housing Initiatives holds poetry slams.
A Harlem community cafe becomes a poetry platform for the disadvantaged. (Dnainfo/Serena Solomon)
By Jeff Mays
HARLEM—Derwin Williams Jr. had been at Praxis Housing Initiatives in Harlem for just a couple of weeks when he read fellow client Ernest Kaufman some of his poetry.
That's when Kaufman, 49, told him about Taza de Cafe, a new coffee shop that Praxis— which provides transitional housing to homeless people — opened at West 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue to give its clients work experience.
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