Adrian Ernesto Cepeda’s first poetry collection Flashes and Verses…Becoming Attractions uniquely waxes lyrical on such pop cultural icons as Marilyn Monroe, Billie Holliday, Muhammad Ali and David Bowie. He also crafts the most dynamic ekphrastic poems inspired by photos and artwork by Helmut Newton, Edward Hopper and Leonardo da Vinci. He composes the most bedazzling bilingual odes to Sandra Cisneros and Juan Felipe Herrera. Best of all, fans of Miller and Neruda, will fall for his seductively ageless love poems that highlights one of the most original American Latino voices in modern poetry.
His eclectic poems have been embraced by over a hundred and fifty different publications across the globe. Flashes reflects a unique voice that has already connected with new rhyme enthusiasts, those usually estranged to verse, as these same readers have not only taken to his words but have started embracing the art of poetry for the first time in their lives. More than just another poetry collection, Flashes, is a leap forward for the poetry genre.
Cepeda’s gift of verse is the perfect present for the lover of poetry in your life. This LA based poet will take you on a journey from Vegas to Hollywood to San Francisco to New Orleans to Paris through outer space and back. Take this lyrical journey while exploring the pages of this gripping collection as Flashes's poems will dazzle you on the page. Turn on this volume and let the words of Adrian Ernesto Cepeda come alive in your fingertips.
Adrian Ernesto Cepeda's poetry book FLASHES & VERSES...BECOMING ATTRACTIONS is a book that took me into a world of pop culture, passion, erotic love, pop icons, and Latin love. I enjoyed this collection, this array of poems that narrates diverse stories of common themes; namely, how love, romance, and ideology affects our daily struggles. His romantic language and images leave you wanting more and more. This is a poignant, passionate, poetry book that is long overdue. If you love to read Neruda, this is the book for you. From rock to the brat pack, to pop music, music is a theme throughout the book. Cepeda has many muses, but you can tell the heart of this book lies in the spiritual connection the poet has with human beings, whether they are pop icons or his first lover, the attractions are the love and bond of human emotion and desire.
Sensual, rhythmic, grooving. Cepeda loves music, and it comes through in every poem. From Sinatra to The Doors, he explores this passion in lyrical voice. Warning, though: these poems will call up memories of songs that will leave you with earworms for days. Good stuff.
A collection with rhythm, love, passion, and music. Live a little and get this book of poetry, by a powerful up and coming voice. Adrian Ernesto Cepeda is not afraid to expose his heart on the page, which is something I value in poetry. This is a book to read again and again.