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Las hormigas de oro / Ants of Gold

Poemas / Poems

For Eduardo Urios-Aparisi poetry is above all, word, spoken word. Word that commits, pronounces, sounds. Word that leaves knots in the voice. For Urios, words play and challenge to play, to conceive the world from different and unsuspected points of view. The poems reflect the senses of the poet; moment to moment, in seduction, abandonment, and loss. It is reality flowing and always fleeing; fragmentary, accelerated, changing and unattainable.

111 pages | 2 halftones | 5 3/4 x 9 | © 2000


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Table of Contents

The House of Fire
Passing through Red River Road
     Border Price
Characters on Guadalupe Street
     The American Dream
     Outside the City Walls
The Grass. Etchings of Zilker Park
     Pre-Rafaelite Pastoral
     Impressionist Festival
     Mural of the Extreme Unction
The House of Fire
     Last Stop on Enfield Road
     Venetian Blinds
The Two Coasts in One Fist. Bosnia in Civil War
     The Town Balcony
     Soccer in War
From the Hand of the Ground
     Waltz in the Bower
     The Sea in Mourning
Alchemy of Eve
alchemy of eve (bolero)
art of love
the fever of your kisses
     1. immense
     2. stridents
     3. the fever
     4. re-conquest
to live syn-taxis
     without fire
and at the saying of the things
strange dialectic
when the beloved converts into river
the very fish
Flour of flour
the rain of gold
the sex of the peacocks
the profession of poet. fable of narcissus and echo

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