Miguel Algarín

Miguel Algarín’s books include Love is Hard Work: Memorias de Loisaida (1997), Time’s Now/Ya Es Tiempo (1985), Body Bee Calling from the 21st Century (1982), and Mongo Affair: Poems (1978). He has received four American Book Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, and is the sole translator of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda’s Song of Protest. Algarín co-founded the Nuyorican Poets Café in the 1970s. He has co-edited Action: The Nuyorican Poets Café Theater Festival (1997), Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café (1994), and Nuyorican Poetry: An Anthology of Puerto Rican Words and Feelings (1975). He taught Shakespeare, creative writing, and U.S. ethnic literature for many years at Rutgers University, where he has retained the title of professor emeritus.