InVisible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam

InVisible Movement:

Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam


 ¡Gracias to all who joined us for the book release!

September 17th, 2014 @ 7 PM

Poet and scholar Urayoán “Ura” Noel, an Assistant Professor of English and Spanish at NYU, presented his new book InVisible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (University of Iowa Press, 2014), the first book-length critical study of Nuyorican poetry.

Discounted copies of the book are still available for sale.



“A crucial contribution to our literary history, In Visible Movement charts the evolution of an increasingly visible movement in the literary arts, shedding light on many related poetries of the past six decades in the process. Noel proposes ‘an understanding of poetry performance as revisionism: operating across and along page and stage,’ an understanding that proceeds from the poets themselves.”

—Aldon Lynn Nielsen, author, Integral Music: Languages of African American Innovation


About the author:

Urayoán Noel is a poet, performer, scholar, and translator who is currently an Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Albany and Visiting Assistant Professor of English at NYU. His books include the poetry collections Kool Logic/La lógica kool (Bilingual Press, 2005), Boringkén (Ediciones Callejón/La Tertulia, Puerto Rico, 2008), Hi-Density Politics (BlazeVOX, 2010), and Los días porosos (Catafixia Editorial, Guatemala, 2012), and the critical study In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam(University of Iowa Press, forthcoming). His other works include the performance DVD Kool Logic Sessions(Bilingual Press, 2005, with Monxo López), the multimedia project The Edgemere Letters (2011, with Martha Clippinger), and, as translator, the chapbooks ILUSOS by Edwin Torres (Atarraya Cartonera, Puerto Rico, 2010) and Belleza y Felicidad (Belladonna, 2005). He has been a fellow of CantoMundo, the Bronx Council on the Arts, and the Ford Foundationand his creative and critical writings have appeared in Latino Studies, Contemporary LiteratureSmall AxeBombFence, and in numerous national and international anthologies. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Urayoán Noel earned his B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, his M.A. from Stanford, and his Ph.D. from NYU. He lives in the Bronx.




Thank You!


Caborca is a New York based experimental theatre company working in two languages and multiple boroughs. Current 2014 Theater Co. Residency Recipients of The Loisaida Inc. Center. Caborca includes (in occasionally overlapping combinations) a playwright/director, designer, a handful of actors, and two stage managers. Over 15 years, they have amassed members from the University of Puerto Rico, Columbia University, and beyond, though were officially founded as a company in 2009.

Previous works include Barceloneta, de noche and FLORIDITA, my Love, both performed at IATI and LATEA Theatres, El correo de la noche, an international collaboration with Colombian director Eloisa Jaramillo, performed at IRT Theatre, and 2012’s immersive warehouse production of Open up, Hadrian, written by Artistic Director, Javier Antonio González, and directed by Meiyin Wang at Magic Futurebox, which Time Out gave four stars and called “opulent” and “delightful.” Since Hadrian, Caborca has been hard at work on various projects, including a reading series of our play THE FUTURE OF BOOKS, an original writers’ workshop, and most importantly, two fully produced showings as part of the Artist Space at Pregones residency of Zoetrope: Parts 1 and 2, their next original play written and directed by González. The two years since Hadrian have also brought Caborca five wonderful new members (except for Laura who’s ok). Caborca’s aesthetic influences and collaborators run the gamut between Latin American, Asian, European, and New York experimental traditions.

Caborca is: Michael Barringer, Brooke Bell, Laura Butler Rivera, Yaremis Félix, Javier Antonio González, Erin Koster, Jian Jung, Tania Molina, Pedro Leopoldo Sánchez-Tormes, Veraalba Santa, David Skeist, and Marcos Toledo.


3rd Annual Harvest Arts Festival – LUNGS

Third Annual

LUNGS Harvest Festival


The Third Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival is taking place in more than 30 community gardens on the Lower East Side on Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21.

The gardens will host performances and workshops in music, dance, theater, spoken word, the arts, and more. One of the highlights of this year’s Festival is a performance by Bread And Puppet Theater of their new piece, “Anti Tar Sands Manifesto Pageant”

Help is needed to publicize the Festival, design and distribute posters and flyers, copy editing for the Festival program, coordinating events and scheduling.

This year the Festival coincides with the People’s Climate March, In support of the People’s Climate March, many gardens will host workshops and teach-ins on a wide range of environmental issues.

On Sunday, the Festival gets on its feet as gardeners and friends join the People’s Climate March en masse. To prepare for the march we need artists to design costumes and banners and visuals that can be carried that will represent our love of Mother Earth and all things natural.

This is going to be a historic event we need to step up as New Yorkers, if you can help in any way, contact us.


Programming Schedule & Info


Events in each Lower East Side Garden