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Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Roberto Carlos Garcia

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Poet, storyteller, and essayist Roberto Carlos Garcia is a self-described "sancocho [...] of provisions from the Harlem Renaissance, the Spanish Poets of 1929, the Black Arts Movement, the Nuyorican School, and the Modernists." He is founder of the cooperative press Get Fresh Books Publishing and currently serves as a NJ State Council of the Arts Poetry Fellow. His collection Black / Maybe: An Afro Lyric was included in the Library of Congress Afro Latinx Literature Bibliography. He has presented Afro Latinx poetry and poetics at Notre Dame University (2022), at Dartmouth College (2023), and has read for Mahogany L. Brown’s Working Intersections Lincoln Center program. Garcia’s essay collection Traveling Freely is forthcoming in 2024 from Northwestern University Press. Visit his website for more information (see below). He is the author of five books. Four poetry collections: the forthcoming What Can I Tell You: The Selected Poems of Roberto Carlos Garcia (Flowersong Press, 2023), [Elegies] (FlowerSong Press, 2020), black / Maybe: An Afro Lyric (Willow Books, 2018), Melancolía (Cervena Barva Press, 2016), & one essay collection, Traveling Freely, forthcoming in 2024 from Northwestern University Press. Website https://www.robertocarlosgarcia.com.