Poetry. Using "ambient language"-fragments, excerpts, stage directions, echoes, conversation snippets, syntactic undulation, and rigorous sonic chaos-Edwin Torres creates an alchemy of language, what he calls "electrobabble" and "algorithmictotem." Amid the fast-paced frenzy of his lyrical style, Torres finds an excited reason for hope and purpose: "one by one/ the rhythmic yuwanna/ will climb the fearist/ the murmuring yugottit/ will find the liminal/ the metronomed howboutit/ will catch the kicker." Amid such restless verbal motion, things will happen, things must happen; as order will emerge from disorder, a sense of calm gradually suffuses THE POPEDOLOGY OF AN AMBIENT LANGUAGE. "This all impossible/ But I appear it on page, so/ Becomes possible on way-through page."
Edwin Torres is the author of eight books of poetry, including XOETEOX (Wave Books, 2018), Ameriscopia (University of Arizona Press), YES THING NO THING (Roof Books), THE POPEDOLOGY OF AN AMBIENT LANGUAGE (Atelos Books), and editor of the forthcoming anthology, Out Of Each Other: An Anthology Of The Body In Language (Counterpath Press). He has performed worldwide and taught his process-oriented workshop, "Brainlingo: Writing The Voice Of The Body," across the nation.Author City: New York, NY USA