Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Harlem Poetry Slam Brings Community Together

Harlem Poetry Slam Brings Community Together

May 25, 2011 7:05amcommentshareprint

Praxis Housing Initiatives holds poetry slams.

A Harlem community cafe becomes a poetry platform for the disadvantaged. (Dnainfo/Serena Solomon)

By Jeff Mays

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

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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