posted this below (I had it translated from german to english)
Alan Kaufman grew up in the Bronx, NY, and now lives in San Francisco. In the nineties in the United States created a new literary movement: Almost overnight came Spoken Word poets across the country to the Öffenlichkeit.
Talented writers from those sections of the population (African Americans, homeless, Latinos, Jews, Asians, unemployed white) that were affected by the hardness of the Bush / Reagan era especially, to articulate with politically engaged lyrics. In readings and performances across the country, in Under Round-auditoriums as the Word land in San Francisco, Green Mill Tavern in Chicago or the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in the Lower East Side, this new generation of poets spoke of the brutality and hardness of the struggle for survival in the land of opportunity ,
Their messages were the unofficial intelligence service, the CNN of the underground, as Alan Kaufman described it once.
Previously published Alan Kaufman three novels ("matches", "Jew boy" and "Drunken Angel") published in small publishing houses and in many anthologies of his poems. His three anthologies "The Outlaw Bible of American Literature", "The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry", "The Outlaw Bible of American Essays" became cult books in America.
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