Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Beginning with an epigraph from the 9/11 Commission Report, THE BOOK OF INTERFERING BODIES re-imagines the poet as bureaucrat, barbaric writer, and terrorist. In this book, poems that invoke the role of the writer in society alternate with apocalyptic prose pieces that recall Borges's "The Library of Babel." In the process, Borzutzky creates a 21st century response to our most enduing twentieth century writers, from Beckett to Lispector.
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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