Urayoán Noel's research and teaching interests include poetry and poetry of the Americas, U.S. Latinx literatures and cultures; media and performance studies; translation studies; literatures and cultures of the Caribbean and its diasporas; multi-ethnic U.S. literature; modernisms and avant-gardes; literature and social movements; New York City literatures and cultures; and creative writing.
In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam . Iowa City: U of Iowa P (Contemporary North American Poetry Series). 230 pp. Reviewed in NACLA Report on the Americas ; El Nuevo Día ; Virtual Boricua ; and-misférica: Performance and Politics in the Americas , Latino Studies American Literature, and Journal of Modern Literature.
Winner of the 2015 Book Award for Best Monograph in Latin / Latin Studies and Latin American Studies Association and Honorable Mention in the 2015 Modern Language Association and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies.
. selected articles
"Teaching U.S. Latino / a Poetry in the Age of Social Media. " Latino / a Literature in the Classroom: 21st Century Approaches to Teaching . Ed. Frederick Luis Aldama. New York: Routledge, 2015: 131-40.
"Out of Focus Nuyoricans", Noricuas , and Performance Identities. " Liminalities : A Journal of Performance Studies , special issue, "On Poetry Worlds." Ed. Jen Vernon and Bill Marsh. 10: 3/4 (2014). Web. Full text here
"For a Caribbean American Graininess: William Carlos Williams, Translator." Small Ax: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism , special issue, "Translating the Caribbean." Ed Kaiama L. Glover and Martin Munro. 17: 3 (2013): 138-50. Abstract here
"Bodies that Antimatter: Locating U.S. Latin / a Poetry, 2000-2009. " Contemporary Literature , special issue," Poetry of the 2000's. "Ed. Michael Davidson. 52.4 (2011): 852-82. Abstract Here
"Counter-Public Address: Nuyorican Poetries in the Slam Era," Latino Studies 9: 1 (Spring 2011): 38-61 . Abstract here
"From Spanglish to Glossolalia: Edwin Torres's Nuyo-Futurist Utopia," Diasporic Avant-Gardes: Experimental Poetics and Cultural Displacement , eds. Barrett Watten and Carrie Noland, New York: Palgrave, 2009: 225-42. In the Decimated City: Symptom, Translation, and the Performance of a New York Jíbaro from Ladí to Luciano to Lavoe, " Center: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies 19: 2 (Fall 2007): 121-39. Full text (pdf download) here
. selected reviews and review essays
Claudia Milian: Latining America: Black-Brown Passages and the Coloring of Latino / a Studies. American Literary History Online Review IV (2015). Web. Full text here
Lawrence The Fountain-Stokes: Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora. Journal of Hispanic Studies 46.1 (2012): 148-51.
Forrest Gander: Core Samples from the World.
50: 3 (Spring 2010): 624-28.
Rodrigo Toscano: Collapsible Poetics Theater. and -mispheric: Performance and Politics in the Americas 6.1 (2009). Web. Full text here
Aracelis Girmay: Teeth, The Poetry Project Newsletter 216 (2008): 19-20. Full texthere
Thomas Riley: Mahcic. Rain Taxi Review of Books 2: 2 (Summer 2006): 43.
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Below are links to audio and video of poetry performances related to my book In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam . The original source (if known) is listed in parentheses after each title. Entries are listed in mostly chronological order, based on the publication / release date of the original source. [Disclaimer : I do not claim any of the materials linked to below. I am neither the producer nor the uploader of any of this content; I am merely collecting links to material posted elsewhere.]
Pedro Pietri, "Puerto Rican Obituary" (Young Lords, Third World Newsreel, 1971), video Ray Barretto, "Drum Poem (Free Spirit)" (Ray Barretto, Head Sounds , Fania Records, 1972), audio
(Eddie Palmieri, Recorded Live at Sing Sing, with Harlem River Drive, Tico Records, 1972), audio
> Frank Lima, "The Hunter"
Sandra María Esteves ,in "Mar i to Cristina" (The Group, Songs and Poetry of the struggle of Latin American peoples / Songs and Poetry of the Latin American Struggle , Center for Cuban Studies , 1974), audio
Jesus Papoleto Meléndez, "Superpig" (The Group, Songs and Poetry Latin American peoples struggle / Songs and Poetry of the Latin Love Rican Struggle, Center for Cuban Studies, 1974), audio
Miguel Algarín and Miguel Piñero, performance (Constanzo Allione and Allen Ginsberg, Fried Shoes, Cooked Diamonds. The Beats at Naropa Institute , Mystic Fire Video, 1978), videoEdwin Torres, "Peesacho" (MTV Unplugged: Spoken Word , season 1, episode 1, 1993), video
Adál Maldonado and Pedro Pietri, "El Puerto Rican (1999), multimedia web installation
Louis Reyes Rivera, "Bullet Cry" (Def Poetry season 2, episode 6, 2003), video
season 3, episode 3, 2004), video
Willie Perdomo, "Nigger-Reecan Blues"
Mariposa, "Diasporican" is an English-language video game, (nd), video
Anthony Morales, "Where Are My Boricuas"