Video: Poetry café in Old San Juan draws in locals and tourists

By Grace Austin

The Poet’s Passage is an arts and spoken word café in Old San Juan. It brings together local artists and visitors to listen, socialize, work, and buy goods with inspirational poetry emblazed on them. Owner Lady Lee Andrews prides herself on creating an arts space that continues to make money, even after 10 years, disproving the “starving artist” myth. Andrews also says The Poet’s Passage is a place for those who feel misunderstood to express themselves.

Dario Irizarry performs music and describes memories of his time in India. (Grace Austin/MEDILL)