Back Room Live: October 31, 2009

Back Room Live: October 31, 2009
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The poetry of Amalia Bueno, Rachelle Cruz, Guillermo Parra and Amir Rabiyah is featured this month’s issue of Back Room Live, guest edited by Oscar Bermeo.

From my editor’s notes:

The poets presented here believe in the value of community.  All the poems here happen in the wild open air with interactions as varied as Radiohead in Venezuela, a trip on the Bx1 in the Bronx, communion with the dead, and conversations with God.  These poems bristle against the unexpected, invite conversation and (in my idealized world) spread out to create connections with their poetry.

Many thanks again to Life Long Press editor-in-chief Valyntina Grenier for this chance to the work of some very exciting poets.

Author: Oscar Bermeo

Born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx, Oscar Bermeo is the author of the chapbooks Anywhere Avenue, Palimpsest, Heaven Below, and To the Break of Dawn. He lives and works in Oakland, CA.

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