From the Stacks is a regular series on the Poetry Center Blog in which we solicit authors to wander our library and choose books that have been important to them and/or that they recommend. Today's featured author is Rodrigo Toscano.
Rodrigo Toscano’s newest book of poetry is Explosion Rocks Springfield (Fence Books, 2016) His previous books include Deck of Deeds, Collapsible Poetics Theater (a National Poetry Series selection), To Leveling Swerve, Platform, Partisans, and The Disparities. His poetry has appeared in the anthologies Voices Without Borders, Diasporic Avant Gardes, Imagined Theatres, In the Criminal’s Cabinet, Earth Bound, and Best American Poetry. Toscano has received a New York State Fellowship in Poetry. Originally, from San Diego, and after 16 years, in Brooklyn, NY, Toscano now lives in New Orleans.
Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness by Bob Kaufman
Someone Took They Tongues. by Douglas Kearney
Staying Alive by Laura Sims
The City She Was by Carmen Giménez Smith
Selections by José Lezama Lima
Rigging A Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague by Carolyn Hembree
Murmur by Laura Mullen
Sky Below by Raúl Zurita
Olio by Tyehimba Jess
Hardly War by Don Mee Choi
Come In Alone by Anselm Berrigan
Nevermind by Robert Fitterman
Black Alephs by Jack Hirschman