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Urayoán Noel

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Urayoán Noel

Urayoán Noel is the author most recently of Buzzing Hemisphere/Rumor Hemisférico (University of Arizona Press, 2015), and an associate professor of English and Spanish at New York University. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, he now lives in the Bronx, New York.

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                                                                      para mi abuela en la isla

A hurricane destroyed your sense of home 
and all you wanted was to pack your bags 
in dead of night, still waving mental flags, 
forgetting the nation is a syndrome. 
All that’s left of the sea in you is foam,