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Mónica de la Torre

Mónica de la Torre

Mónica de la Torre

Roles in Archive: Artist, Panelist

Born in Mexico and reared equally on the high and pop culture of Latin America and the US, de la Torre is especially indebted to the Language poets and the New York contemporary art scene. Her poetry co-opts various forms of discourse—the list, the sales presentation, email—to show how these forms can be recontextualized to make new meaning in an age when language has been deeply debased. The senior editor of Bomb Magazine, de la Torre co-edited the anthology Reversible Monuments: Mexican Contemporary Poetry, and is author of the poetry books Talk Shows (2006) and Public Domain (2008), which prompted Bob Holman to declare: “I cannot imagine poetry without her.”