Transversal Poetics: Urayoán Noel

Transversal Poetics: Urayoán Noel


Transversal Poetics

This workshop approaches writing from a transversal perspective. In Édouard Glissant's sense, a transversal poetics is differential, non-universalist, and defined by linguistic and political crossings. We will address questions of translation, genre, and form from a non-hierarchical perspective, and we will attempt open-ended modes of writing attuned to lateral movement, toward the limits of the page. We will also read and respond to a few short works from the Caribbean and its diasporas, in an effort to transversally remap our New York City location.


Urayoán Noel is a Bronx-based creative-critical writer, performer, translator, and intermedia artist originally from Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. He is an associate professor of English and Spanish at New York University, and the author of seven books of poetry, the most recent of which are Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisférico (University of Arizona Press) and the poetry/performance text EnUncIAdOr (Editora Educación Emergente). He is also the author of the critical study In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (University of Iowa Press), and the editor and translator of Architecture of Dispersed Life: Selected Poetry by Pablo de Rokha (Shearsman Books). Forthcoming with Catafixia Editorial in Guatemala is a book of his selected poetry (1999-2019), edited by José Miguel Curet. Noel sometimes vlogs poetry at 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 7-9pm NY Writers Coalition, 4th Floor | 80 Hanson Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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