Daniel Borzutzky Poems
- The Ecstasy of Capitulation I. One reason to eat is to not ...
- The Book of Non-Writing There should be a writing of ...
- The Barbaric Writers "This is my last communiqué from ...
- Dream Song #17 They took my body to the forest They asked me...
- Dream Song #16 Hay golpes en la vida, tan ...
- The Book of Equality Here the readers gather to watch the ...
Daniel Borzutzky grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, of Chilean heritage. He has published a collection of fiction, Arbitrary Tales (2005), a poetry chapbook, Failure in the Imagination (2007), and two full-length volumes of poetry, The Ecstasy of Capitulation (2007), and The Book of Interfering Bodies (2011).
Borzutzky’s work is often humorous and satirizes political figures and contemporary culture. Amy Groshek, reviewing The Ecstasy of Capitulation for CutBank, commented: “His syntactic strategies mirror closely those of absurdist poets, but he cleverly injects thin strings of narrative, using historical events and speakers, and the tone of these speakers, to give his poems ... more »
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Dream Song #16
Hay golpes en la vida, tan fuertes ... Yo no sé!
— César Vallejo
They sniffed us out of the holes with the animals
they had programmed and there are blows in life so
powerful we just don't know and there were trenches
and there was water and it poured in through our mouths
and out of our ears and there were things we saw in the
sand at that moment of sinking: mountains and daisies
and tulips and rivers and the bodies of the people we
had been and the bodies of the people we had loved
and we felt hooks coming through the ...