Americo Casiano Jr.


Literary Awards:

2003 New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow.

1974 CAPS Poetry Fellow 


Poetry: On the Stand, Lincoln, NE: iUniverse 2007. 


T. Medina et al. Bum Rush The Page: Def Poetry Jam. New York: Crown Publications. 2001.

G. Johnston et al. New Rains Volume Nine: Our Fathers/Ourselves.New York: Blind Beggar Press. 1999

M. Algarin et al. Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets' Café. New York: Holt/Owl Books. 1994

J. Bruchac III. The Next World: Poems by Third World Americans. Trumansburg: Crossing Press. 1976. 

M. Algarin et al. Nuyorican Poetry. New York: Wm. Morrow. 1976.

Literary Journals: Brujala Compass, Panorama, Greenfield Review, Grub Street, New Rains, Revista Del Instituto De Estudios Puertorriqueño De Brooklyn College, Sombra, Latin NY, among others.


Américo Casiano Jr. is the founder and former director of NuyoRican School Poetry Jazz Ensemble, Inc. Performances:

LaGuardia Community College, 2011,

Cullen Hall, Salem United Methodist Church, 2010 

Julia De Burgos Latino Cultural Center 2006 

Bronx First Wednesday Cultural Trolley 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009