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 IN RANGE (Counterpath Press, 2019), EXPLOSION ROCKS SPRINGFIELD (Fence Books, 2016), DECK OF DEEDS (Counterpath Press, 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 the anthologies Voices Without Borders, Diasporic Avant Gardes, Imagined Theatres, Dialectical Imaginaries, Earth Bound, and Best American Poetry. He 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 16 years in Brooklyn, NY, he now lives in New Orleans, LA.Author City: NEW ORLEANS, LA USA