Poetry. ARS POETICA is not a sonnet sequence—despite the resemblances—but a sequence of "soundings." Each poem is carefully dated: it was precisely at this moment that these words occurred to me; it was at this moment that I breathed these words in ("inspiration"). Remembering Wordsworth, we might call these poems spots of time.
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Iván Argüelles is a Mexican-American innovative poet whose work moves from early Beat and surrealist-influenced forms to later epic-length poems. He received the Poetry Society of America's William Carlos Williams Award in 1989 as well as the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award in 2010. His most recent works include DIARIO DI UN OTTOGENARIO (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2020), THE RUDIMENTS OF POETRY: NEW POEMS 2017-2018 (Sagging Meniscus Press, 2020), THE SHAPE OF AIR: FRAGMENTS (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2020), and TWILIGHT CANTOS (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2019).Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA