Bad Alchemy: Poemsby Dionisio D. Martinez
In this exuberant and distinctive collection, Dionisio Martínez addresses topics as diverse as love, the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, twentieth-century art
"Dionisio Martínez is one of the most exciting new voices in American poetry. His poems are mysterious and intellectually provocative. . . . They are the poems of a survivor."Stephen Dunn
In this exuberant and distinctive collection, Dionisio Martínez addresses topics as diverse as love, the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, twentieth-century art and music, and the relevance of language in an age of image.
Much of Martínez's private iconography comes from the picket-fence California community of his youth, in which large eventsfrom the veneration of pop icons (Jean Harlow, Ed Sullivan) to the Vietnam Warseemed to move in slow motion. As an adult, the poet tries to make sense of what the child could not grasp.
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Dionisio D. Martínez is the author of Bad Alchemy and a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. He lives in Tampa, Florida.
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