Towards a Materialist Poetics of Eros
B.V. Olguín received a PhD from Stanford University and is an associate professor in the English Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is the author of La Pinta: Chicana/o Prisoner Literature, Culture and Politics (University of Texas 2010), and is co-editor of several anthologies. His first poetry collection, Red Leather Gloves (Hansen Publishing Group 2014), explores the salience of violence in contemporary society through a meditation on his experiences as an amateur boxer. His second collection, At the Risk of Seeming Ridiculous: Poems from Cuba Libre (Aztlán Libre Press 2014), contains testimonial poetry from his solidarity work in Cuba as a member of the Venceremos Brigade. His manuscript in progress, Pericardial Tamponade: Or, This is How You Die, is an existentialist meditation based on his work as a volunteer medic.
B.V. Olguín; Towards a Materialist Poetics of Eros. English Language Notes 1 March 2015; 53 (1): 113–122. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00138282-53.1.113
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