Edwin Torres


who knows it all who thinks they assign role-play to convenient origins who is my bargain for poetry things to happen in what mask do I wear for a go at no the reach that grows when you think you know what you want — is a test the pressure to pull back at the slightest drop — is a dareblood moon leveled against aspiration — solved moon the embedded chromosome the thing I skip to hold what I need today who keeps order by probing what was left — now dare what you want back to come back where no way invades yes way

Edwin Torres’ books of poetry include, Ameriscopia (University of Arizona Press), The PoPedology of an Ambient Language (Atelos Books) and most recently XOETEOX: the infinite word object (Wave Books). Anthologies include: American Poets in the 21st Century Vol. 5: Global Poetics, Who Will Speak For America, and Angels of the Americlypse: New Latino Writing. He is currently editing a collection forthcoming in 2019 entitled, The Body In Language: An Anthology (Counterpath Press).