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 was born in New York City. His books include YES THING NO THING (Roof Books), IN THE FUNCTION OF EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES (Nightboat Books), THE POPEDOLOGY OF AN AMBIENT LANGUAGE (Atelos Books), FRACTURED HUMOROUS (Subpress), and THE ALL-UNION DAY OF THE SHOCK WORKER (Roof Books).Author City: New York, NY USA