In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam


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University of Iowa Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.7 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Urayoán Noel is an assistant professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY, and a visiting assistant professor of English at NYU. He is the author of various books of poetry, including, most recently, Los días porosos (The Porous Days), and he has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation and CantoMundo, among others. Also a performer and translator, he has published or has essays forthcoming in Contemporary Literature, Latino Studies, and Small Axe. Noel is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and lives in the Bronx, NY.


"A crucial contribution to our literary history, In Visible Movement charts the evolution of an increasingly visible movement in the literary arts, shedding light on many related poetries of the past six decades in the process. Noel proposes 'an understanding of poetry performance as revisionism: operating across and along page and stage, ' an understanding that proceeds from the poets themselves."--Aldon Lynn Nielsen, author, Integral Music: Languages of African American Innovation
"An exceptional and much needed contribution to literary scholarship, this book will be of interest to anyone interested in the shape of contemporary U.S. literature. It brings together--with clarity, insight, and sophistication--a wide variety of poetic voices in order to weave a compelling analysis of major developments in Nuyorican poetry."--Rafael Pérez-Torres, author, Movements in Chicano Poetry: Against Myths, against Margins