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I’ve been reading View with a Grain of Sand by Wislawa Szymborska. A number of poems have impressed upon me things I’m unable to articulate at present moment, but I know I’ve been changed by “Notes from a Nonexistent Himalayan Expedition,” “Vocabulary,” “Autonomy,” and “Conversation with a Stone.” I’ve reread them for days. I long to sit … Continue reading

Latin@ writing / Latino poetics / Librotraficante

Librotraficante issue is up at Drunken Boat

Goodness, this issue is STUNNING. Go read it now. Bonus: some of these pieces feature audio recordings. My loneliness is the biggest soul in the room. – from “All Artworks are Riddles” by Carmen Giménez Smith And here’s an interview with Lupe Méndez by Erin Wilcox, co-editors for the Drunken Boat folio. Key words: “Put the word out there…” … Continue reading

poetry / Uncategorized

Video poems

“Poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”  – “Hospice” by Jessie Carty that first appeared at The Poetry Storehouse. This video was created by Nic Sebastian. “Dark Matter” by Ruben Quesada that first appeared in Cimarron Review. The video version of this poem now appears at PoetrySeen, a site that showcases short poetry videos. “A Son … Continue reading