Come join us as masters of sonic sense and surrender—
New York’s own Edwin Torres and Havana-native
Omar Pérez —sync their respective wavelengths into
drums, sound tracts and silence to find the words to say
“I love you.” Translator Kristin Dykstra joins Pérez
from Vermont. Expect your head to thunder song.
Tickets: $8 online, $10 at the door
Edwin Torres’ books of poetry include “XoeteoX: the infinite word object” (Wave Books), “Ameriscopia” (University of Arizona Press), “Yes Thing No Thing” (Roof Books), and editor of the forthcoming “The Body In Language: An Anthology” (Counterpath Press). His work is included in the anthologies: American Poets in the 21st Century (Vol. 4): Global Poetics, Who Will Speak For America, and Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing.
Omar Pérez’s works include, among others: “Cubanology” (Station Hill Press); “Algo de lo sagrado” (released in a bilingual edition from Factory School as “Something of the Sacred”); “Did You Hear About the Fighting Cat?” (Oíste hablar del gato de pelea?), published by Shearsman Book; and “Crítica de la razón puta” (Critique of Fuckup Reason), winner of Cuba’s 2010 Nicolás Guillén Prize for Poetry. In 2014 he was a Fellow with the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, and he has presented his work in many countries around the world.
Kristin Dykstra is the translator of many book-length collections of Latin American literature, including a set of bilingual editions published by the University of Alabama Press, featuring Cuban authors Reina María Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Flores, Angel Escobar, and Marcelo Morales. In 2018 Dykstra guest-edited a dossier dedicated to Flores (1962-2016) in The Chicago Review and co-edited “Materia Prima,” an anthology showcasing poetry by Amanda Berenguer (Uruguay) for Ugly Duckling Press.