Poetry. Written under the spell of a medieval Welsh poetic form, the poems in Anthony Madrid's incantatory second book, TRY NEVER, each offer up their own strange world. They're full of erudition, humor, and rare magnificence. A single poem can contain "bottles and cans," Mount Everest, an upset stomach, Texas rain, a hawk, the evil queen, a "twice- mended lid," and Ralph; as if to say, anything's possible.
Anthony Madrid was born in 1968 and raised in Maryland. He is the author of two chapbooks,The 580 Strophes (Cosa Nostra Editions, 2009) and The Getting Rid (Tammy Books, 2016). His first full-length book of poetry, I AM YOUR SLAVE NOW DO WHAT I SAY, was published by Canarium Books in 2012, and TRY NEVER was published by Canarium Books in 2017. He lives in Victoria, Texas with Nadya Pittendrigh.Author City: Victoria, TX USA