Fractured Humorous

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Subpress, 1999 - Fiction - 78 pages
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Poetry. Latino/a Studies. This is the newest volume of poetry from the SUBPRESS COLLECTIVE, a group of poets who have pledged a portion of their income each year to support the eventual publication of all poets in the collective. Torres's poems are visually striking, using a variety of layout and design strategies, but they are equally interesting for the way seemingly-autobiographical moments filter into and through the formal fractures. And Torres does, in fact, have a wicked sense of humor-ous.

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About the author (1999)

EDWIN TORRES has collaborated with a wide range of artists, creating performances that intermingle poetry with vocal & physical improvisation, sound-elements and visual theater. He has received poetry fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Foundation For Contemporary Performance Art, The Poets Fund and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He has taught workshops at Naropa University, St. Marks Poetry Project, Bard College, Mills College and Miami University among others. His work has been published in many anthologies, and his CD, Holy Kid (Kill Rock Stars Records), is in the sound archives of The Whitney Museum for American Art. He is co-editor of the poetry journal/DVD Rattapallax. His books include IN THE FUNCTION OF EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES (Nightboat Books), THE POPEDOLOGY OF AN AMBIENT LANGUAGE (Atelos Books), FRACTURED HUMOROUS (Subpress), and THE ALL-UNION DAY OF THE SHOCK WORKER (Roof Books). His recent project is a collaboration with Spanic Attack ( called NORICUA, a noh-boricua inspired non-movement gaining worldwide momentum, whose non-ideologies have been performed in the Bronx, Berlin, Loisaida and Puerto Rico.

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