Federico García Lorca: Poet in New York


By Jerry Portwood

The gay Spanish poet is remembered for his time in the city

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." 

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