Edwin Torres is the author of eight books of poetry, including XoeteoX (Wave Books, 2018), Ameriscopia (University of Arizona Press), Yes Thing No Thing (Roof Books), The PoPedology Of An Ambient Language (Atelos Books), and editor of the forthcoming anthology, Out Of Each Other: An Anthology Of The Body In Language (Counterpath Press). He has performed worldwide and taught his process-oriented workshop, "Brainlingo: Writing The Voice Of The Body," across the nation. Anthologies include: What is Poetry? (Just Kidding, I Know You Know): Interviews from the Poetry Project Newsletter (1983–2009), American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics Vol. 2, Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing, Post-Modern American Poetry Vol. 2, and Aloud: Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Café.
Edwin Torres's poetry is more than a high energy-construct—it is words and sounds gone wild, like dancers straining to break free of pattern. His prose poems are clusters of dazzling density that let 'every sound in.' And out. Everywhere, the borders have broken down. There is no other poet who writes like Torres. Elaborate, chanting, pointed, and granite in their 'octaves of shine,' his poems have it all. They are a real and gritty pleasure to read, a necessary tonic to these toxic times.
Reviews of books by Edwin Torres
Reading "The Maze Within" for Cisco's program The Network