Saturday, January 1, 2011

Edwin Torres

Edwin Torres is a lingualisualist, rooted in the languages of sight and sound. He has performed his interstitial multi-disciplinary work across the world and has collaborated with a wide range of artists, creating performances that intermingle poetry with vocal & physical improvisation, sound-elements and visual theater. He’s received poetry fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Foundation For Contemporary Performance Art, The Poets Fund and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He has taught his workshop, “Brainlingo: writing the voice of the body” at Naropa University, St. Marks Poetry Project, Bard College, Mills College and Miami University among others. His work has been published in many anthologies, and his CD Holy Kid, (Kill Rock Stars Records) was part of The Whitney Museum’s exhibition, The American Century Pt. II. His books include, The PoPedology of an Ambient Language (Atelos Books), The All-Union Day of The Shock Worker (Roof Books), In The Function of External Circumstances (Nightboat Books) and most recently Yes Thing No Thing (Roof Books). Edwin was born in The Bronx, and currently lives upstate with his wife, Elizabeth, and 5-year old boy, Rubio Jett.

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