Miguel Algarín


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Miguel Algarín

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Poet, one of the leading literary figures of Loisaida and the Nuyorican movement. He founded the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in the living room of his apartment as a gathering space for artists and live poetry. Its popularity and influence eventually outgrew the apartment and Algarín rented space to accommodate its rapidly growing audience. In 1975, Algarín edited “Nuyorican Poetry” with Miguel Piñero, an anthology of poetry by Puerto Ricans in New York. The collection consists of clippings, correspondence, manuscripts and publications by Algarín and others.



5.5 linear feet

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