Item description for Kool Logic/La logica kool by Urayoan Noel...
The poems in this bilingual collection trace the "kool logic" of culture in transit. Scuttling from free verse and limericks to dcimas and terza rima, the poet is our guide in a transcultural tour through downtowns, suburbs, stockyards, shantytowns, power lunches, HMOs, open mics, and open sores. The voice is formal and formless, tuned to misery and parody. This is poetry as prism and as prison. The breeding ground for a new, polyphonic brand of flneur. Fusing pop riffs, Beat whimsy, Nuyorican punch lines, and modernist deadpan, the poet in these pages is also the comedian, the visionary, the jbaro, the agitator, the theorist, the lounge singer, the slacker . . . Puerto Rican poet and performer Urayon Noel has coined a new sort of pop artifact: a logic primer with laugh track, a tainted culture sampler, an urban ready-made of forms and voices designed to confound and delight the enlightened masses.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher Bilingual Review Press (AZ)
ISBN 1931010293 ISBN13 9781931010290
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More About Urayoan Noel
Urayoan Noel is the author of the book HI-DENSITY POLITICS (BlazeVOX Books, 2010) and the book/DVD KOOL LOGIC/LA LOGICA KOOL (Bilingual Press, 2005), as well as two collections of poetry in Spanish: Las flores del mall (object-book, 2000) and Boringken (Ediciones Callejon/LaTertulia, 2008). A contributing editor of Mandorla, he is the translator of the chapbook Belleza y Felicidad (Belladonna*, 2005), and has translated a variety of Latin American and U.S. Latino/a poets. His reviews and essays have appeared in Contemporary Literature, BOMB, and Diasporic Avant-Gardes: Experimental Poetics and Cultural Displacement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009); and he has performed internationally, both solo and as part of Spanic Attack. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Noel divides his time between the South Bronx and upstate New York. He teaches English at the University at Albany, SUNY, where he serves as a faculty advisor to the online poetics journal Barzakh.
Urayoan Noel currently resides in New York City San Juan/New Yor, in the state of New York. Urayoan Noel was born in 1976.