March 5, 2018 at 1:54 pm

Torres Publishes ‘Poetry to Be Read in the Street’

Book cover with streetscape and words: Poemas para leerse en la calle

Dr. Daniel Torres, Professor of Spanish in Modern Languages, published a collection of poetry titled Poemas para leerse en la calle [Poetry to be Read in the Street] in a new series of books coming out this March from the Editorial de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán [The Autonomous University of the Yucatan Press].

The book presents a collection of brief poems that can be read while walking down the street. This is a project in which the author and the press are trying to bring poetry out in the open for a new generation of readers.

Following the esthetics of the Antipoesía conversacional hispanoamericana [Spanish American conversational poetry], the lyrical voice engages the reader in universal topics related to this modern world, such as love, sex, travel, nostalgia, the act of aging, the role of literature in life, etc.—all of this in a language that is accessible to all readers.


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