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Miguel Algarín Jr.
Born (1941-09-11)11 September 1941
Santurce, Puerto Rico
Died 1 December 2020(2020-12-01) (aged 79)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Poet, scholar, editor, playwright, translator
Nationality Puerto Rican
Literary movement Nuyorican
Notable works "On Call", "Time's Now"/"Ya Es Tiempo"
Notable awards American Book Award (1980, 1985, 1994), Larry Leon Hamlin Producer's Award, American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, Obie Award
Relatives Miguel Algarín (father), María Algarín (mother)

Miguel Algarín Jr. (11 September 1941 – 1 December 2020) was a Puerto Rican poet, historian and writer. He was known as the co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café. He was a Rutgers University professor of English. Algarín was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

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

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


ISBN: 978-0-934770-04-0

  • Action. Touchstone. 1997. ISBN: 978-0-684-82611-0
  • Survival Supervivencia. Arte Publico Press. 2009. ISBN: 978-1-611-92299-8


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