Miguel Algarín

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Miguel Algarín Jr.
Born(1941-09-11)11 September 1941
Santurce, Puerto Rico
Died1 December 2020(2020-12-01) (aged 79)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationPoet, scholar, editor, playwright, translator[1]
NationalityPuerto Rican
Literary movementNuyorican
Notable works"On Call", "Time's Now"/"Ya Es Tiempo"[1]
Notable awardsAmerican Book Award (1980, 1985, 1994), Larry Leon Hamlin Producer's Award, American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement,[1] Obie Award
RelativesMiguel Algarín (father), María Algarín (mother)

Miguel Algarín Jr. (11 September 1941 – 1 December 2020) was a Puerto Rican poet, historian and writer.[1] He was known as the co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café. He was a Rutgers University professor of English. Algarín was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He lived most of his life in New York City. He was a Nuyorican poet.

Algarín's books include Mongo Affair, On Call (1980), Body Bee Calling from the 21st Century (1982), Time's Now/Ya es tiempo (1985), Love Is Hard Work: Memorias de Loisaida/Poems (1997, Lower East Side Memories/Poems).

Algarín died on 1 December 2020 in New York City of sepsis, aged 79.[2]

Works[change | change source]

  • Mongo affair: poems. Nuyorican Poet's Café. 1978. ISBN 978-0-934770-04-0
  • On call. Arte Público Press, Revista chicano-riqueña, University of Houston. 1980. ISBN 978-0-934770-03-3.
  • Body bee calling from the 21st century. Arte Publico Press. 1982. ISBN 978-0-934770-17-0.
  • Time's Now/Ya Es Tiempo. Arte Publico Press. 1985. ISBN 978-0-934770-33-0.
  • Love is hard work: memorias de Loisaida. Scribner. 1997. ISBN 978-0-684-82517-5.
  • Action. Touchstone. 1997. ISBN 978-0-684-82611-0
  • Survival Supervivencia. Arte Publico Press. 2009. ISBN 978-1-611-92299-8

Editor[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Urioste, Donaldo W.; Lomelí, Francisco A.; Villaseñor, María Joaquina (2017). Historical Dictionary of U.S. Latino Literature. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 34–35. ISBN 9781442275485.
  2. Nuyorican Poets Cafe Co-Founder Miguel Algarín Dies at 79

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