Tropicalia

Tropicalia Tropicalia is a collection of poems by Emma Trelles winner of the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize The book is a melodic union between the green insistence of the subtropics and the city ensconced within

  • Title: Tropicalia
  • Author: Emma Trelles
  • ISBN: 9780268042363
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tropicalia is a collection of poems by Emma Trelles, winner of the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize The book is a melodic union between the green insistence of the subtropics and the city ensconced within Trelles s language is detailed and startling, her poems infused with color and light, and the secret beauty of back alleys and parking lots is seamed to sorrow, hope, and laTropicalia is a collection of poems by Emma Trelles, winner of the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize The book is a melodic union between the green insistence of the subtropics and the city ensconced within Trelles s language is detailed and startling, her poems infused with color and light, and the secret beauty of back alleys and parking lots is seamed to sorrow, hope, and land Rock bands play among odes to Lorca and Chagall, and the hard news of protest and war lives among the simple pleasures of words and sky Tropicalia borrows its title from the Brazilian art movement of the same name, a vibrant blend of genres and styles that colored the international arts scene in the late 1960s and 1970s Edgier and savvy than the flower power hippie culture of its neighbors to the north, its vast creative energy drew from many different sources to shape a new hybrid most strongly felt in music, but also visual and performance art, poetry, film, and fashion As mirror, Tropicalia the book brings a similar energy into the mix Trelles imbues her odd brew of poetic styles and voices with a strong visual sense The result is a narrative infused with a powerful physicality of place from the introduction by Silvia Curbelo, 2010 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize judge True to the musical movement of its namesake, Tropicalia is a unique fusion of sounds, sights, and textures that entrances the reader into a dream state Like a deja vu of the soul, the physical and emotional landscapes these poems render so precisely feel at once familiar and yet like completely new worlds in which I find love, meaning, and resolve for the first time, again Beauty is better felt than seen, Trelles writes, and it is true Tropicalia is not a book I merely read, but felt word by word not poems I merely pondered, but experienced syllable after precious syllable Richard Blanco Everything looks better in a poem, or worse, depending on how much of the day you were able to hoard That s a typical flash of wisdom from a poet who is herself a hoarder of images, a beautifier of the Miami streets she lyrically documents I love the immediacy and gusto of Tropicalia I am thankful that it is thankful to be standing in the heat watching egrets The world may not always look better in Emma Trelles s poems, but it is a better place for all lovers of poetry, thanks to her rich and heartfelt book Campbell McGrath In Tropicalia, Emma Trelles gives us Miami the flora, the fauna, the languages, the interstate Her poems are luxurious and scrumptious, socially relevant, with oomph and sizzle The buoyancy of her images and the poignancy of her direct language make Trelles the most exciting poet to emerge from the state with the prettiest name Denise Duhamel In the poem Nocturne in Parts, Trelles writes There is something all powerful and holy about a cold orange Imagine peeling each day into one flawless strip This gorgeous description of how the divine may perceive the passing of time is convincing, yet false when considering the fruit that is this fibrous and sweet debut collection of poems Amid interstates and wet grass, saints and devils, protests and surrenders, Trelles exists as an eye a recurring image in the collection giving credence to a Florida alien and true Rather than a contiguous peel, this collection is like the pile of bright rinds one finds between their feet after feeding ravenously Kyle G Dargan, author of Logorrhea Dementia A Self Diagnosis

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    About “Emma Trelles

    • Emma Trelles

      Emma Trelles is the author of the poetry chapbook Little Spells GOSS183 and the full length collection Tropicalia University of Notre Dame Press winner of the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize and a finalist for ForeWord Reviews IndieFab poetry book of the year Her poems and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review Miramar Political Punch Contemporary Poems on the Politics of Identity Poet Lore The Best American Poetry PoetsArtists Best of the Net the Miami Herald others She has taught creative writing workshops at Antioch University, PINTURA PALABRA, an ekphrastic project sponsored by Letras Latinas Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame the Sanibel Island Writers Conference The Center for Literature and Theatre in Miami and Florida International University She is the receipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship in poetry from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs now lives with her husband in Santa Barbara, where she programs the Mission Poetry Series.



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    • Definitely worth a read. The imagery and craft in Trelles's poetry is extraordinary and surprising in quite a few spots. I found her poems to have depth while still being accessible. A recommended read for lovers of poetry or those who are looking to dip their toe in the genre.



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