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Rumba Atop the Stones free pdf A richly complex continuum of voices and characters inhabits these poems. An ecstatic hermit cultivates saints' body parts in a hothouse by the sea. A washerwoman invokes Oshun, orisha of love, while scrubbing laundry, and then a songbird magically appears. A fisher's acolyte son "flies from island / to island, wreathing with rain-lilies / light houses, masts, and campanili." An exiled Caliban meditates on the music of lifeless creatures as a source of power and aesthetic revelation. A communist AfroCuban dockworker rails against sugar as the black man's curse, while on a sugar plantation European Jewish immigrants and black cutters celebrate their common diasporic heritage. His verse rich in imagery and metaphor, the poet constructs a cosmic vision of the Caribbean that weaves African, European, and indigenous elements into a vibrant new synthesis, creating islands at once strange and familiar, haunting and sublime. Orlando Ricardo Menes writes poetry of baroque imagination and passionate energy.

About Orlando Ricardo Menes

Orlando Ricardo Menes was born in Peru to Cuban parents. He has lived most of his life in Florida, and considers himself a Cuban American. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English from the University of Florida. In 1998 he received a Ph.D in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His first collection, Borderlands with Angels, won the 1994 Bacchae Press Chapbook Contest. He works as an Assistant Professor in English at the University of Dayton, and is also a published translator of Latin American poets such as Alfonsina Stoni and Jose Kozer.

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Author : Orlando Ricardo Menes
Publisher : Peepal Tree Press Ltd
Data Published : 29 June 2001
ISBN : 190071549X
EAN : 9781900715492
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 90 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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