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Fluid Languages and Identities in Latinx Poetry

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Latinx poets investigate the connections between Latinx identity, poetry, and language.

This event will be held in person at the Bronx Library Center.


  • Denice Frohman
  • Melissa Lozada-Oliva
  • Urayoán Noel

An all-star group of poets speak with Bronx Library Center staff about their experiences of being Latinx in the United States, declaim some of their poetry and answer questions in an audience Q&A.

No registration is required but feel free to do so to receive a reminder before the event.

About the Authors:

Denice Frohman is a poet and performer from New York City. She is a Pew Fellow and Baldwin-Emerson Fellow. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The BreakBeat Poets: LatiNext, Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color, The Rumpus and elsewhere. A former Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, she’s featured on hundreds of stages from The Apollo to The White House. Recently, she debuted her one-woman show, Esto No Tiene Nombre, centering the oral histories of Latina lesbian elders. She lives in Philadelphia.

Melissa Lozada-Oliva is an American poet and educator based in New York. She currently hosts a podcast called “Say More” and has published a book of poems Peluda (2017), a novel in verse titled Dreaming of You (2021) and a novel in prose Candelaria (2023). Her work has also appeared in NPR, Vogue, and Remezcla,  among others.

Urayoán Noel is a Puerto Rican poet, critic, translator, and performer who teaches at New York University and at Stetson University’s MFA of the Americas. He is the author of the critical study In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (University of Iowa Press, 2014), winner of the LASA Latino Studies Book Award. He is also the author of eight books of poetry, including Boringkén (Ediciones Callejón, 2008) and Transversal (University of Arizona Press, 2021), named a Book of the Year by the New York Public Library Book and also longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award.


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