Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. "Beastly I fall at Adam under the shade." Sandy Florian's second book dilates under Milton's Forbidden Tree, plumbing God's unjustifiable ways, and Man's. In a world made from scratch, eros and artifice, thanatos and theology give off mixed and exquisite signals, here buckled in Florian's bejeweled and rigorous sentences: "words like chords like emerald snakes, words like lords like humble smoke." Florian's intellect blazes in this bold, ambitious work: "I have a war with history."
Of Colombian and Puerto Rican descent, Sandy Florian was born in New York and raised in Latin America. She is the author of six books of hybrid prose: TELESCOPE (Action Books, 2006), 32 Pedals & 47 Stops (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2007), THE TREE OF NO (Action Books, 2008), PRELUDE TO AIR FROM WATER (Elixir Press, 2010), ON WONDERLAND & WASTE (Sidebrow Press, 2010), and BOXING THE COMPASS (Noemi Press, 2013). She has been awarded a residency at Caldera Arts and a writer's grant supported residency at the Vermont Studio Center, as well as literary prizes from Elixir Press, New Voices, and Brown University. She lives in Morgantown, West Virginia, where she is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Nonwestern Literature and Creative Writing at West Virginia University. She also serves as one of the "other" editors for Tarpaulin Sky Journal.
Author City: MORGANTOWN, WV USA