Urayoán Noel’s research and teaching interests include poetry and poetics of the Americas, U.S. Latin@ 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; e-misférica: Performance and Politics in the Americas; Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies; Latino Studies; American Literature; Journal of Modern Literature; American Literary History Online Review; sx salon; and American Literary Scholarship
Winner of the 2015 Book Award for Best Monograph in Latina/o Studies from the Latino Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association and Honorable Mention in the 2015 Modern Language Association Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies.
. selected articles
“Remediating the Latin@ Sixties.” American Literary History, special issue, “Reading and Writing Archives.” Ed. Thomas Augst. 29:2 (2017): 374-95. Full text here
“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.
“On 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 Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, special issue, “Translating the Caribbean.” Ed. Kaiama L. Glover and Martin Munro. 17:3 (2013): 138-50. Abstract here
“Poetry.” Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature. Ed. Frances Aparicio and Suzanne Bost. London: Routledge, 2012: 285-98.
“Bodies that Antimatter: Locating U.S. Latino/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,” Centro: 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 La Fountain-Stokes: Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 46.1 (2012): 148-51.
Forrest Gander: Core Samples from the World. Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion 5: 222 (2012).
Carlos Oquendo de Amat: 5 metros de poemas/5 meters of poems, BOMBLOG (2010). Full text here
“Shades of Reading: The Many Places of Literature,” Wai Chee Dimock and Lawrence Buell, eds.: Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World Literature, Contemporary Literature 50:3 (Spring 2010): 624-28.
Rodrigo Toscano: Collapsible Poetics Theater. e-misférica: 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 text here
Edwin Torres: The PoPedology of an Ambient Language. BOMB 103 (Spring 2008): 16. Full text here
Tomás Riley: Mahcic. Rain Taxi Review of Books 2:2 (Summer 2006): 43.
. check out samples page for more…
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 make no claim as to 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, El Pueblo Se Levanta, Third World Newsreel, 1971), video
Ray Barretto, “Drum Poem (Free Spirit)” (Ray Barretto, Head Sounds, Fania Records, 1972), audio
Felipe Luciano, “Jíbaro/My Pretty Nigger” (Eddie Palmieri, Recorded Live at Sing Sing, with Harlem River Drive, Tico Records, 1972), audio
Frank Lima, “The Hunter” (The Dial-A-Poem Poets: Disconnected, Giorno Poetry Systems, 1974), audio
Sandra María Esteves, “María Cristina” (El Grupo, Canciones y Poesía de la lucha de los pueblos latinoamericanos/Songs and Poetry of the Latin American Struggle, Center for Cuban Studies, 1974), audio
Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, “Superpig” (El Grupo, Canciones y Poesía de la lucha de los pueblos latinoamericanos/Songs and Poetry of the Latin American 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), video
Sandra María Esteves, “Just Another Day” (Rea Tajiri, Poetry Spots, season 3, cut 8, 1992), video
Edwin Torres, “Peesacho”(MTV Unplugged: Spoken Word, season 1, episode 1, 1993), video
Adál Maldonado and Pedro Pietri, “El Puerto Rican Embassy” (1994), multimedia web installation
Louis Reyes Rivera, “Bullet Cry” (Def Poetry season 2, episode 6, 2003), video
Emanuel Xavier, “Tradiciónes” (Def Poetry season 3, episode 3, 2004), video
Willie Perdomo, “Nigger-Reecan Blues”(Def Poetry season 5, episode 2, 2006), video
Mayda del Valle, “tongue tactics” (IndieFeed: Performance Poetry, 2007), audio
Mariposa, “Diasporican” (n.d.), video
Anthony Morales, “Where Are My Boricuas” (n.d.), video