Jack Agüeros was born in 1934 in East Harlem. A community activist who has written extensively on issues of immigration, Agüeros served as the Director of the Museo del Barrio in East Harlem for eight years. A writer for the stage and television as well as a poet, his work deals with the complexities, challenges, and struggles of the Puerto Rican experience in America. His books of poems include Lord, Is This a Psalm? (Hanging Loose Press, 2002), Sonnets from the Puerto Rican (1996), and Correspondence Between Stonehaulers (1991). He is also the translator of Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos (Curbstone Press, 1996), the author of Dominoes & Other Stories from the Puerto Rican (1993), and the editor of Immigrant Experience: The Anguish of Becoming American (Dial, 1992). His work has appeared in numerous journals, among them Revista Chicano-Riquena, Nuestro, Sombra, The Portable Lower East Side, and Borinquen. Agüeros, who has received numerous awards for his work, lives in New York City.