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Edwin Torres is an accomplished poet who has published more than 15 poetry volumes. During the 1990s he was a member of the The Nuyorican Poets Café, a creative meeting place and cultural institution for the vibrant community of Puerto Rican artists living in New York City.
Edwin’s collections include Ameriscopia (2014), Yes Thing No Thing (2011), In the Function of External Circumstances (2010), The PoPedology of an Ambient Language (2007) and Please (2004). He published a chapbook in May, called The Animal’s Perception of Earth (buy it), and has a new collection coming out later this year.
This episode alternates between interview and readings. The poems you hear, chosen by Edwin, reflect an arc arc covering his treatment of childhood, “now-hood” and poetry itself.