Point of Contact's annual poetry series CRUEL APRIL welcomes spoken word artist and scholar Noel Quiñones to kick-off the new season and mark the official book release of the 2018 poetry collection, Corresponding Voices, Vol.11
Noel Quiñones is an AfroBoricua poet and performer from the Bronx. He has received fellowships from Poets House, CantoMundo, and the Watering Hole, and his work is published and/or forthcoming in the Latin American Review, LIT HUB, Pilgrimage Press, the Best of Kweli Journal Anthology and ¡Manteca! An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets. In addition, his poetry will be included in the forthcoming collection of AfroLatinx Poets published by Arte Publico Press. His performances have been showcased on Huffington Post, Vibe, Button Poetry, Latina Magazine, Medium, & elsewhere. Noel is the founder of Project X, a Bronx based arts organization providing the borough with open mics, workshops, community programming, and the Bronx's own Slam Series to produce its first all Latinx Slam Team. Noel is the founder of Project X, a Bronx based arts organization, and was most recently named one of New York State's 40 Under 40 Rising Latino Stars.
Noel's poetry is featured in the 2018 edition of Corresponding Voices (Vol.11) published by Point of Contact. This year's volume was edited by Jules Gibbs, Tere Paniagua and Kathy Everly.
This program is possible thanks to the support of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Coalition of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC) at Syracuse University, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), CNY Arts and SU’s Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics.