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In the Function of External Circumstances
Edwin Torres

2010 • 122 pp. 20 illus. 6 x 9"

$14.95 Paperback, 978-0-9822645-5-3

Poet and performer Edwin Torres’s extraordinary new book emerges in five riveting sections with a thematic undercurrent examining the body, love, journey, direction, and talk. These poems, intimate and expansive, use lyrical tone as an entry into communication, allowing experimental pieces and quiet poems to coexist. Black-and-white art illuminates the text and contributes to the lingual density while adding a figurative translation to the work. The overall sense is one of internal combustion, a sensory experience within the allegory of the human condition.

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“‘The poet writes the poet’ in a brilliant rhizomic diary/journey, chants, private lyric, surreal prose. A rich new tome, give a thunderous applause.”—Anne Waldman

EDWIN TORRES was born in New York City. He has traveled the edge of numerous poetry affairs, performances, educations, sit-ins, sound-outs, web-offs, jams, jumps, and institutions. He is recipient of fellowships from NYFA, The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art, and The Poetry Fund, among others. His books include The PoPedology of an Ambient Language, The All-Union Day of the Shock Worker, and Fractured Humorous. His CDs include Oceano Rise, Novo, and Holy Kid.

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