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Urayoán Noel

Urayoán Noel

Urayoán Noel is a Puerto Rican poet, critic, performer, and translator, who is currently an associate professor of English and Spanish at New York University and also teaches at Stetson University’s MFA of the Americas. He is the author of eight books of poetry, including Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisférico (2015) and the forthcoming Transversal, both with the University of Arizona Press. Also forthcoming is 24/7. Obra poética escrita, 2000-2020 (Catafixia Editorial, Guatemala), a volume of his selected poetry, edited and introduced by José Miguel Curet. His critical study In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (University of Iowa Press, 2014) received the LASA Latina/o Studies Book Award and was an honorable mention for the MLA Prize in US Latina/o and Chicana/o Literary and Cultural Studies. His translations include No Budu Please by Wingston González (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018) and Architecture of Dispersed Life: Selected Poetry by Pablo de Rokha (Shearsman Books, 2018), which was a finalist for the National Translation Award. He has recently performed at the Berlin Poesiefestival and the Toronto Biennial of Art, and his poetry is currently on display as part of the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico’s permanent exhibit. Noel has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Howard Foundation, the Schomburg Center, Macondo, and CantoMundo, where he will be teaching in 2021. He lives in the Bronx and vlogs at

Poet, Critic, Performer, Translator

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