Poetry. Latino/a Studies. This is the newest volume of poetry from the SUBPRESS COLLECTIVE, a group of poets who have pledged a portion of their income each year to support the eventual publication of all poets in the collective. Torres's poems are visually striking, using a variety of layout and design strategies, but they are equally interesting for the way seemingly-autobiographical moments filter into and through the formal fractures. And Torres does, in fact, have a wicked sense of humor-ous.
Edwin Torres is a poet, performer, sound/text artist, educator, and editor. Previous books include The Animal's Perception of Earth (DoubleCross Press), XOETEOX: THE INFINITE WORD OBJECT (Wave Books, 2018), Ameriscopia (University of Arizona Press), Onamalingua: noise songs and poetry (Rattapallax e-book), and THE BODY IN LANGUAGE: AN ANTHOLOGY (Counterpath Press-editor, 2019). He grew up in New York City.