Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. "The outcome of two of four years' ascetic endurance in the form of biking, meditation, and writing through all sublimities and cruelties of quotidian life and Milwaukee weather, Roberto Harrison's perseverant sentences—issuing forth as spliced tensile lines—enact in their cycling a vulnerable concatenation of multitudes across the segregated poles of north and south, surveyor and surveilled, bleach and wound. Harrison's verse might at first appear surrealist, but it labors to divulge actual material and philosophical linkages in spite of all 'social / crevices'—and to spite the complicity of participation in the mere 'network,' which 'begins and ends with ownership.' Listen 'in this / that places all / the planets / on the phone' for the 'dust of disconnected mouths' that, consolidated, builds both the hope of solidarity in the welter of ache and 'the stitched exit that a mind makes.'"—Jennifer Scappettone
Roberto Harrison is the author of the poetry collections OS (subpress, 2006), COUNTER DAEMONS (Litmus Press, 2006), BICYCLE (Noemi Press, 2015), CULEBRA (Green Lantern Press, 2016), BRIDGE OF THE WORLD (Litmus Press, 2017) and YAVIZA (Atelos, 2017), as well as of many poetry chapbooks. With Andrew Levy he edited Crayon magazine from 1997 to 2008. He is the Milwaukee Poet Laureate for 2017-2019 and is also a visual artist. He lives in Milwaukee.
Author City: MILWAUKEE, WI USA