Wednesday, August 8, 2018

new from above/ground press: ANGELTONGUE / LENGUA DE ÁNGEL, by Miguel E. Ortiz Rodríguez

Miguel E. Ortiz Rodríguez

who does not speak
with angelical tongue
Rose Ausländer
is in-
the angelical
strategy /
only one
can erase
another /
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
August 2018
celebrating twenty-five years of above/ground press
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Illustrations by María Octavia Russo Pons

Miguel E. Ortiz Rodríguez, Caracas, 1993. Licentiate in Letras (Literature and Linguistics) by Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela).

He has participated in literary workshops with Venezuelan writers Sael Ibáñez, Natasha Tiniacos, Fedosy Santaella, Miguel Marcotrigiano, María Auxiliadora Álvarez, Igor Barreto and Luis Miguel Isava.

His poems have been published in Stand Up Poetry (Vzla), Revista Cantera #2 (Vzla), Revista Ojo #25 (Vzla), Revista Sinécdoque #1, Revista Canibalismos #2 y #6 (Vzla), Revista Caligrama #3 (Spain), Revista Furman 217 #2 (USA), digopalabra.txt (Vzla).

Poems of his also appear in the anthologies of Venezuelan poetry 102 poetas: Jamming (Oscar Todtmann, 2014) and Amanecimos bajo la palabra (Team Poetero, 2017).

He has been a finalist in the I Certamen Mundial Excelencia Literaria (Poetry Mention, 2015, USA) in the I Concurso de Prosa Poética Ojos Verdes Ediciones (Spain, 2016) and in the Duende Poetry Tranlation Contest (USA, 2017).

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