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U N S T A T E M E N T

Welcome to the virtual home of Urayoán Noel– Puerto Rican poet, performer, professor, and polemicist. (So many P’s, no Q’s yet. Poet as appeaser or accuser? Cue to this: a poetics of unstatement.)

The moniker “stateless” refers to the poet’s flux between island and mainland, and between textual forms (print, body, web). Of course, it also alludes to the ultimate “statelessness” of identity, inspired in part by de-territorialized and/or utopian Nuyorican poetics (see here and here).

A stateless poetics is never quite incorporated, but always in corps orated, non-mono-aural, and attuned to the motion-in-possible. Let the state mint its coin, ours is another currency: the writing, the difficult relating.

To paraphrase Keats (para-Keats?): keep them herd melodies, give us those unstated ones. Para quién? Para aquí!

Please peruse the site for readings, publications, and more, and do check out the blog for occasional ongoing unstatements.

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