Kool Logic/La lógica kool

Urayoán Noel


These poems trace culture in transit. Noel guides us on a transcultural tour through downtowns, suburbs, stockyards, shantytowns, power lunches, HMOs, and more. Fusing pop riffs, Beat whimsy, Nuyorican punch lines, and modernist deadpan, the poet plays comedian, visionary, jíbaro, agitator, theorist, lounge singer, and slacker.

"In his poetry and performance of collected in Kool Logic/La logica kool, Noel establishes himself as a modern day bard and brings his culture-straddling sensibilities to bear on a world numbed by the logic of late capitalism." —Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor