Edward Vidaurre


Born in L.A., CA in 1973, Edward Vidaurre has been been published in several anthologies and literary journals among them La Bloga, Bordersenses, La Noria, Left Hand of the Father, Brooklyn & Boyle - Boundless Anthology of the Valley International Poetry Festival 2011, 2012, & 2013. His book 'I Took My Barrio On A Road Trip' (Slough Press) was released in 2013. Vidaurre's second collection insomnia (El Zarape Press, 2014) is now available.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors vary. I fall in love with literature often. But I do find myself returning to Leonard Cohen, e.e. Cummings, Richard Wright, Anne Sexton, Charles Bukowski, Langston Hughes, an array of Chicano writers and the usual suspects: the beats.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My daughter definitely. My ambition to grow as a poet and look for inspiration in everything I see, feel, hear and touch.
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Where to find Edward Vidaurre online


Beautiful Scars: Elegiac Beat Poems
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2015 by El Zarape Press. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Love, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Death
Beat poetry about love, loss, and hope, with an introduction by Beat scholar Dr. Robert Earl Johnson, Jr. This is the third collection of poetry by Edward Vidaurre, an emerging voice in Beat and Latino poetry. Includes photographs and sketches.
Insomnia: Love Poems
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2015 by El Zarape Press. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Love, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Death
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Poems written under the influence of insomnia: that dreamlike state of lust, love, and loss, anger and abandon, with playfulness and academic tones. Insomnia, rouses us with a twitch and spilt coffee jerk and lulls us with knowing nods to those moments of clarity and opaqueness, of sweetness and acrimony, of haunting realism that can't help but keep us awake for just one more poem.

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beat    beat poetry    faith    grief    hope    insomnia    insomnia and depression    insomniac    latino    loss    loss and love    loss and pain    love    poetry    poetry about dreams