Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Daniel Borzutzky, whose work Eileen Myles calls "violent, perverse, tender," offers a bracing new book that confronts violent action, from state sponsored torture and the bombing of civilians and other "non-essential personnel" to the collapse of the global economy, the barbarism of corporate greed, data fascism, and the deaths of immigrants attempting to cross borders. His book confronts the various horrors of our contemporary landscape through a poetry that literalizes violence, that seeks to find emotional connection and personal meaning in a world that is always exploding.
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Daniel Borzutzky's books and chapbooks include, among others, THE PERFORMANCE OF BECOMING HUMAN (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016), which won the National Book Award, IN THE MURMURS OF THE ROTTEN CARCASS ECONOMY (Nightboat Books, 2015), Bedtime Stories for the End of the World! (Bloof Books, 2015), Data Bodies (2013), THE BOOK OF INTERFERING BODIES (Nightboat Books, 2011), and THE ECSTASY OF CAPITULATION (BlazeVOX [books], 2006). He has translated Galo Ghigliotto's VALDIVIA (co-im-press, 2016), Raúl Zurita's THE COUNTRY OF PLANKS (Action Books, 2015), SONG FOR HIS DISAPPEARED LOVE (Action Books, 2010), and Jaime Luis Huenún's PORT TRAKL (Action Books, 2008). His work has been supported by the Illinois Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pen/Heim Translation Fund. He lives in Chicago.Author City: CHICAGO, IL USA