Urayoán Noel is Associate Professor of English and Spanish and Portuguese at New York University, and has also taught at SUNY Albany and at Stetson University's MFA of the Americas. He is the author of In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (Iowa, 2014), the first book-length study of Nuyorican poetry, which received the LASA Latino Studies Section Book Prize and the MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies Honorable Mention. He has also published several books of poetry, including Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisférico (2015) and Transversal (2021), both with the University of Arizona Press, the latter of which was a New York Public Library Book of the Year and was longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award. Noel has been a finalist for the National Translation Award and the Best Translated Book Award for his translations of Latin American poetry, and he is currently a translator for The Puerto Rican Literature Project (PLPR).
His international performances include Poesiefestival Berlin, Barcelona Poesia, and the Toronto Biennial of Art, and his work has been exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York and the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. Noel has published essays in New Literary History, American Literary History, Small Axe, Contemporary Literature, Latino Studies, CENTRO Journal, and in books such as The Cambridge History of Latina/o Literature and The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature.