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Yes Thing No Thing
by Edwin Torres
Poetry. Edwin Torres's poetry full of complex graphic experiments and daring sonic explorations opens new creative possibilities, simultaneously challenging and delighting our intelligence. Coming on strong with humor and mystery, Edwin Torres spins magical multilingual webs of words intended to change the world. "Edwin Torres is our 21st Century Mayakovsky" Juliana ...more
Published January 1st 2010 by Segue Foundation
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Edwin Torres has many voices. He speaks English, Spanish, binary, be-bop. He speaks like a frightened child, like a staccato robot, like a fairy godmother. He speaks like a legend, a 20-year veteran of performance, begun back at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Yes Thing No Thing, his new collection, rallies these voices, at points plodding through dystopian jungles (“The Long Story”), whispering a bedtime story (“Moonboy/the Boy Made of Glass”), or rollicking through syllabic free association ...more
I had Edwin Torres as a teacher this past summer. He specializes in working with the body, sound, yourself. I really enjoyed his voice, his language, and his way of teaching. It was really an honor to work with him, and to recieve this book. I recommend you look for him and try and see a reading of his, it is more powerful than you could expect.