Miguel Algarín (1941-2020)

Miguel Algarín, Boulder, Colorado, July 9, 1996 – photo: Allen Ginsberg, courtesy Stanford University Libraries / Allen Ginsberg Estate

Another member of the tribe passes, Miguel Algarín, poet, professor, legendary founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on New York City’s Lower East Side.

Check out this “Tribute to Miguel Algarín (from Susan L. Yung) – here



Here’s Miguel (along with fellow Nuyorican, Miguel Piñero at Naropa, as featured in Costanza Alione’s 1978 documentary Fried Shoes Cooked Diamonds

and catch him reading with David Amram (back in 1994) for Naropa’s 20th Anniversary Reading – here

Miguel Algarín sadly passed away, earlier this week (this past Monday), aged 79.

EVGrieve, our trusted local news site has an obituary notice – here

The New York Daily News notice is here.

More to follow

hasta pronto to a literary giant.

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