April 28, 2020
For this week’s free e-Book of the Week, we’re wrapping up National Poetry Month by featuring a collection from our award-winning Camino del Sol Series, which spotlights poetry, fiction, and essays from both emerging and established voices in Latinx literature. A work of global urgency that maps across spaces and between and across languages, this week we are pleased to offer Buzzing Hemisphere / Rumor Hemisférico by poet Urayoán Noel as a topical, critical work of poetic artistry.
In Buzzing Hemisphere / Rumor Hemisférico, poet Noel creates a hemispheric poetics that is both broadly geopolitical and intimately neurological. We hear the noise of cities such as New York, San Juan, and São Paulo abuzz with flickering bodies and the rush of vernaculars as untranslatable as the murmur in the Spanish rumor. Oscillating between baroque textuality and vernacular performance, Noel’s bilingual poems experiment with eccentric self-translation, often blurring the line between original and translation as a way to question language hierarchies and allow for translingual experiences.
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“Noel succeeds in creating a new kind of compilation, a testament to the limits of genre, and a compelling endeavor for any reader up to the challenge.”—Booklist
“A book of daring, cheeky, trendy Nuyorican poetry.”—Virtual Boricua
“Along with such rigorous structural framework and play, the collection is pleasingly grounded at each turn in a sensibility able to alternate not only between languages but also between personal and social purpose.”—The Volta Blog