Poetry. In reading this vast new collection by the prolific Iván Argüelles, written in ten months straddling 2017 and 2018, we participate in a universal mind with an oceanic breadth and impact unique in American poetry, rich with history, myth, vision, soul and sound.
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