Poetry. The Global and National Golems of Meaning Mirages are kept at bay in Rodrigo Toscano's IN RANGE. Or are they? 80 poems (written in 30 days), these works seek faint signals of life through the noise of it all. Toscano lasers in on domestic to-do's in order to confront basic questions of personal and social perseverance. At times, dark and troubled, at others, bewildered and hilarious, IN RANGE is positively hellbent on crashing the Party of Big Meaning. Piecemeal Meaning is what’s actually had. It adds up!
interview & excerpt @ Tupelo Quarterly
Rodrigo Toscano's previous books include EXPLOSION ROCKS (Fence Books, 2016), DECK OF DEEDS (Counterpath, 2012), Collapsible Poetics Theater (a National Poetry Series selection), TO LEVELING SWERVE (Krupskaya, 2004), PLATFORM (Atelos, 2003), PARTISANS (O Books, 1999), and The Disparities. His poetry has appeared in over twenty anthologies, including Diasporic Avant Gardes, Best Experimental Poetry, Imagined Theatres, Dialectical Imaginaries, Earth Bound, and Best American Poetry. His poetry has been translated into French, Dutch, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Norwegian. Toscano works for the Labor Institute as a national project director strategizing around issues that involve environmental and labor culture transformation. Originally, from San Diego, and after many years in Brooklyn, he now lives in New Orleans.Author City: NEW ORLEANS, LA USA