Yes Thing No Thing

Abstract art as background to text

Edwin Torres



“Edwin Torres has many voices. He speaks English, Spanish, binary, be-bop. He speaks like a frightened child, like a staccato robot, like a fairy godmother. He speaks like a legend, a 20-year veteran of performance, begun back at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Yes Thing No Thing, his new collection, rallies these voices, at points plodding through dystopian jungles (‘The Long Story’), whispering a bedtime story (‘Moonboy/the Boy Made of Glass’), or rollicking through syllabic free association (‘Futopo’).” — Patrick Gaughan, Brooklyn Rail