Poetry

Dolorem Ipsum' is a collection of poetry at a time of pain and loss.  A brief text by Cicero has become the basis of all printed books:  a

blueprint, a guiding light, the path to lead us exactly where we need to be.  From what our destiny has become to the mind games we have to play with ourselves in order to survive; from losing our sense of belonging to the turmoil that this pandemic has created; not forgetting love poems and apocryphal stories to take us through to the next stage, if there ever is one; with a quick succession of 'flatliner' poems and aphoristic triptychs, interspersed with comments on language and a few pieces of advice for these trying times.

All photography by Isabel del Rio.

156 pages

Available to purchase via Amazon

Una íntima colección de poemas sobre Nueva York, la ciudad de la perspectiva, donde cualquier cosa puede suceder aunque estemos de paso:  desde la desventura a una noche en la ópera, desde la enajenación a la búsqueda constante de ese punto de fuga que se nos escapa de las manos, desde las narraciones sobre el transcurrir del tiempo a las implacables estaciones del año neoyorquino. 

With photography by Isabel del Rio.

136 pages

Available to purchase via Amazon

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A poet reminisces about the city of her birth, with stories and memories brought to life from both her past and the city’s past: a city at war; a declaration ending hostilities; the imaginary demise of the city’s magnificent art collection; forbidden books and student demonstrations; a breech birth and a funeral cortège; sex as it was, but also as it is not; memorable films and favourite pets; the fear of hell and the promise of heaven; an outdated and ill-fated way of life; words looking to be set to music, or scripted as prose, or moulded into poetry, or adapted to the demands of the times, with idiomatic speech taming our wildest dreams. Thus, a retelling of the past becomes the foretelling of the future.  A book in memory of the 80th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War. 

With silvertone photography by Isabel del Rio.

126 pages

Available to purchase via Amazon

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'Ataraxy' is a collection of sonnets on love, death and other fixations. Some are written in despair, others in hope.  Some might make you want to get out and fight, others to throw in the towel.  For we are also made of moments, maniacal and euphoric, or dejected and disheartened. We are all things; and as such, we write about all things.  

 

With photography by Isabel del Rio.

 

154 pages

 

​Available to purchase via Amazon

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'The Moon at the End of my Street' is a collection of factual and fictional performance poetry.  From the non-existent seas covering the Moon to the landmark events of the future Lunar Republic, from the Spring Moon to the Moon's dark side, from the chrysanthemum Moon to the Moon of horses, from the milk Moon to the moon of awakening, from moonrise to moonset...

With B&W photography by Isabel del Rio.

128 pages

 

Available to purchase via Amazon

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'Ciudad del interior' published by Coda, Madrid.

 

A selection of early poems in Spanish.

Out of print, but available to buy from some merchants.  Check here.

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