By Richard Garcia
One in all America's most effective prose poets, Richard Garcia's The Chair concurrently occurs within the wildlife and a speculative international wealthy within the fabulist culture: historic figures roam like ghosts, time is pulled and twisted, and narrative spins without difficulty out of language. A center of autobiography grounds those poems which are rife with surprises uniting the mythic and the everyday.
Richard Garcia's awards contain an NEA, a Pushcart Prize, and the yankee Poetry magazine ebook Prize. He teaches artistic writing within the Antioch collage la Low-Residency MFA application and lives on James Island, South Carolina.
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The deserts of atacama aren’t blue because out there J. Christ’s spirit didn’t fly he was lost iv. And if the deserts of atacama were blue still they could be the Chilean Oasis so that from every corner of Chile gladly you’d see flaming through the air the blue pampas of the Desert of Atacama 43 EL DESIERTO DE ATACAMA IV i. El Desierto de Atacama son puros pastizales ii. Miren a esas ovejas correr sobre los pastizales del desierto iii. Miren a sus mismos sueños balar allá sobre esas pampas infinitas iv.
Cristo que era un perdido iv. Y si los desiertos de atacama fueran azules todavía podrían ser el Oasis Chileno para que desde todos los rincones de Chile contentos viesen flamear por el aire las azules pampas del Desierto de Atacama 42 THE DESERT OF ATACAMA III i. The deserts of atacama are blue ii. The deserts of atacama aren’t blue go ahead say what you will iii. The deserts of atacama aren’t blue because out there J. Christ’s spirit didn’t fly he was lost iv. And if the deserts of atacama were blue still they could be the Chilean Oasis so that from every corner of Chile gladly you’d see flaming through the air the blue pampas of the Desert of Atacama 43 EL DESIERTO DE ATACAMA IV i.
Y cuando vengan a desplegarse los paisajes convergentes y divergentes del Desierto de Atacama Chile entero habrá sido el más allá de la vida porque a cambio de Atacama ya se están extendiendo como un sueño los desiertos de nuestra propia quimera allá en estos llanos del demonio 48 THE DESERT OF ATACAMA VI Arid plains do not dream No one has ever managed to see Those chimerical pampas i. The landscapes are convergent and divergent in the Desert of Atacama ii. Over the convergent and divergent landscapes Chile is convergent and divergent in the Desert of Atacama iii.
The Chair (American Poets Continuum Series) by Richard Garcia