Urayoán Noel

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Affiliate Faculty, M.F.A. of the Americas

A contributing editor of NACLA Report on the Americas and Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, Noel has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Howard Foundation, the Bronx Council on the Arts and CantoMundo, and is currently completing a bilingual edition of the poems of Pablo de Rokha. See more at urayoannoel.bandcamp.com and at wokitokiteki.com, a bilingual, improvisational poetry vlog.

  • Ph.D., Spanish, New York University
  • M.A., Spanish, Stanford University
  • B.A., English, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

Contact

Course Sampling

  • Poetry in the Expanded Field

Areas of Expertise

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Biography

Urayoán Noel was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, lives in the Bronx, and is an associate professor of English and Spanish at NYU. As a poet, Noel is the author of Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisfe'rico (Arizona, 2015), a Library Journal Top Fall Indie Poetry selection; Hi-Density Politics (BlazeVox, 2010), a National Book Critics Circle Small Press Highlights selection; Kool Logic/La Lo'gica Kool (Bilingual Review, 2005), an El Nuevo Día Book of the Year; and several books mostly in Spanish, most recently the performance text EnUncIAdOr (Educacio'n Emergente, 2014). Other works include the DVD Kool Logic Sessions (Bilingual Review, 2005), a collaboration with composer Monxo Lo'pez; the artist's book/performance/website The Edgemere Letters (2011), a collaboration with artist Martha Clippinger; and the critical study In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (Iowa, 2014), winner of the LASA Latina/o Studies Book Award and recipient of an honorable mention in the MLA Prize in Latina/o and Chicana/o Literary and Cultural Studies. A contributing editor of NACLA Report on the Americas and Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, Noel has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Howard Foundation, the Bronx Council on the Arts and CantoMundo, and is currently completing a bilingual edition of the poems of Pablo de Rokha. See more at urayoannoel.bandcamp.com and at wokitokiteki.com, a bilingual, improvisational poetry vlog.

Research

  • Poetry and poetics of the Americas
  • U.S. Latin: literatures and cultures
  • Media and performance studies
  • The Caribbean and its diasporas
  • Modernisms and avant-gardes
  • Translation studies
  • Creative writing

Publications

  • Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisfe'rico (poetry). Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2015.
  • In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2014.
  • EnUncIAdOr (poetry). Cabo Rojo, PR: Editora Educacio'n Emergente, 2014.
    Los días porosos (poetry). Guatemala: Catafixia Editorial, 2012. (2nd ed. San Juan: Atarraya Cartonera, 2014.)
  • Hi-Density Politics (poetry). Buffalo: BlazeVox Books, 2010.
  • Boringke'n (poetry, with CD). San Juan: Ediciones Callejo'n/La Tertulia, 2008.
  • Kool Logic/La lo'gica kool (poetry). Tempe: Bilingual Press, 2005.