Rodrigo Toscano dives into our library

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