Tuesday, September 04, 2012

News at Eleven: [Jack Agüeros] condition has deteriorated

so much that it was his daughter, Nathalie Agüeros-Macario, and son Marcel who decided to donate the collection, which includes correspondence, drafts, recordings of his poetry readings, films of his plays and even hate mail from his days as a political advocate. It has given his children new insight into a father who rarely spoke about his past and who now cannot remember it.

"When you have a relative with Alzheimer's, you suddenly discover how many questions you wish you'd asked and how many holes there are in your knowledge of their lives," Marcel Agüeros said.

from The New York Times: Papers of a Puerto Rican Poet Will Find a Home at Columbia


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