Poetry. Latinx Studies. José Angel Araguz's fourth full-length poetry collection, AN EMPTY POT'S DARKNESS, takes readers through a series of poetic sequences that engage with ideas of life, love, death, and friendship. Whether holding elegiac conversations with writers known personally or known only through reading; braiding the folklore of La Llorona with the narrative of a past relationship; or exploring concepts of mortality, these poems explore the nuances and depths of life eight lines at a time.
José Angel Araguz's most recent collection is AN EMPTY POT'S DARKNESS (Airlie Press, 2019). His poetry, creative nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in Prairie Schooner,< i>Poetry International, The Acentos Review, and Oxidant | Engine among other places. He blogs at The Friday Influence. José is an Assistant Professor at Suffolk University where he serves as Editor- in-Chief of Salamander and is also a faculty member of the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program.