New Immigrant Literatures in the United States: A Sourcebook to Our Multicultural Literary Heritage

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teves's "Here," Rosario and Aurora Levins Morales transfigure the "I" of the poem into a collective "we" and conclude: "And we are whole" (213).


CONCLUSION

Dislodged from the immediate experience of immigration, the term "migration" gradually evolves into a metaphor that describes explorations into sexuality, feminism, and the dynamic nature of identity. Not only does the term "migration" become referentially more diverse, but so does the geographic location of later Nuyorican writers. No longer centrally located in New York and affiliated with the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe, recent writers like Judith Ortiz Cofer and Aurora Levins Morales write from Georgia and California, respectively. With this ongoing, diasporic quality to Nuyorican literature, Puerto Rican writers in the United States will continue to complicate, challenge, and revise notions of identity, family, and community. Beginning with depictions of New York's colonias, Nuyorican literature will still show the multicultural, palimpsestic quality of the Puerto Rican immigrant experience, an experience that cannot be isolated from other immigrant groups nor understood solely as a discrete and self-contained culture.


SELECTED PRIMARY BIBLIOGRAPHY

Agüeros Jack. Correspondence between the Stonehaulers. Brooklyn, NY: Hanging Loose Press, 1991.

-----. Dominoes & Other Stories from the Puerto Rican. Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 1993.

Algarín Miguel. Body Bee Calling from the Twenty-first Century. Houston: Arte Público Press, 1982.

-----. Mongo Affair. New York: Nuyorican Poets' Café, 1978.

-----. On Call. Houston, TX: Arte Público Press, 1980.

-----. Time's Now/Ya es tiempo. Houston: Arte Público Press, 1985.

Algarín Miguel, and Bob Holman, eds. Aloud, Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. New York: Henry Holt, 1994.

Algarín Miguel, and Miguel Piñero, eds. Nuyorican Poetry. New York: William Morrow, 1975.

Antush John, ed. Nuestro New York: Puerto Rican Plays. New York: Penguin Books, 1994.

Babín María Teresa, and Stand Seiner, eds. Borinquen: An Anthology of Puerto Rican Literature. New York: Knopf, 1974.

Barradas Efraín, and Rafael Rodrfguez. Herejes y mitificadores: Muestra de poesía puertorriqueña en los Estados Unidos. Rfo Piedras: Huracán, 1981.

Barreto Lefty. Nobody's Hero. New York: New American Library, 1976.

Burgos Julia de. Antología Poética. San Juan: Editorial Coquf, 1979.

-----. Llamita quiere ser mariposa. San Juan: Escuela del Aire, 1935.

-----. El mar y tú, otras poemas. San Juan: Puerto Rico Printing and Publishing, 1954.

-----. Obra poética. San Juan: Instituto de Cultural Puertorriquefia, 1954.

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