Federico García Lorca: Poet in New York
By Jerry Portwood
Federico García Lorca at Columbia University in 1929
In June 1929, Lorca enrolled in "English for Beginners" at Columbia University summer session. A magazine article captured the moment: "The students at Columbia University, the Negro elevator attendants of Furnald Hall, the telephone operator downstairs, are all familiar with the deep bows, the peculiar walk, the pirouettes, the exaggerations, and the charm of Federico Lorca."