ⓘ Miguel Algarin

Miguel Algarin

ⓘ Miguel Algarin

Miguel Algarin Jr. was a Puerto Rican poet, historian and writer. He was known as the co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. He was a Rutgers University professor of English. Algarin was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

Algarins books include Mongo Affair, On Call 1980, Body Bee Calling from the 21st Century 1982, Times Now/Ya es tiempo 1985, Love Is Hard Work: Memorias de Loisaida/Poems 1997, Lower East Side Memories/Poems.

Algarin died on 1 December 2020 in New York City, aged 79.


1. Works

  • Body bee calling from the 21st century. Arte Publico Press. 1982. ISBN 978-0-934770-17-0.
  • Survival Supervivencia. Arte Publico Press. 2009. ISBN 978-1-611-92299-8
  • Times Now/Ya Es Tiempo. Arte Publico Press. 1985. ISBN 978-0-934770-33-0.
  • Love is hard work: memorias de Loisaida. Scribner. 1997. ISBN 978-0-684-82517-5.
  • Mongo affair: poems. Nuyorican Poets Cafe. 1978. ISBN 978-0-934770-04-0
  • Action. Touchstone. 1997. ISBN 978-0-684-82611-0
  • On call. Arte Publico Press, Revista chicano-riqueña, University of Houston. 1980. ISBN 978-0-934770-03-3.


  • Miguel Algarin; Miguel Piñero, eds. 1975. Nuyorican Poetry: An Anthology of Puerto Rican Words and Feelings. Morrow. ISBN 978-0-688-02967-8.
  • Miguel Algarin; Lois Griffith, eds. 1997. Action: The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Theater Festival. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-0-684-82611-0. Miguel Algarin.
  • Miguel Algarin; Bob Holman, eds. 1994. Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-8050-3257-4.

2. Other websites

  • View list of past American Book Award winners
  • View Current TVs program on Nuyorican Power
  • Miguel Algarin Web Site Archived 2020-12-08 at the Wayback Machine
  • Nuyorican Poets Cafe