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WINNER OF THE AMBROGGIO PRIZE FROM THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS

x/ex/exis: poemas para la nación/poems for the nation. Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, forthcoming.

Alberto Ríos, judge for the Ambroggio Prize

“Winning me over entirely with their fiercely rendered tenderness and emergent sense of a simultaneously tough and tender I, these poems and their speaker are, to use so simple a word for so complex a world, strong. Strong. These poems do not play by formality or easy rules-and are all the more compelling because of that, stretching the idea of rules altogether, rules in all things, from written punctuation to living a life. These poems speak passion and clarity and yearning. More important, they simply speak. In an often wild gallop through language and ideas, unfamiliar leaps across singular experiences, I am thrown off the horse many times, but the speaker keeps talking me repeatedly back into the saddle of these poems.”

Selections

Academy of American Poets

Recording of four poems for the Academy of American Poets

Boston Review

Low-Fi Ardentía

Origins Journal

Círculo de Poesía

DREGINALD

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