Nuyorican poet Miguel Algarin (founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café) will perform poetry with an accompanying Detroit artist. Algarin is a leader in the field of Afro-Boricua poetry and performance. His poetic style incorporates discussions of the Black experience in the US and the Caribbean.
Algarin is the author of more than ten published books of poetry, the editor of several anthologies, and an accomplished writer for television and theater. He has received three American Book Awards and became the first Latino to win the Before Columbus Lifetime Achievement American Book Award in 2009. Algarin is also the first translator of the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda’s Songs of Protest.
Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Latina/o Studies Program, with additional support from the Dept. of American Culture, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center, the Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures,the Dept. of Afroamerican and African Studies, Arts at Michigan, the Department of English, and the Helen Zell Writers’ Program.