Nude #10 For Me Me

Joan Manuel Corcino Font
Translated from the Spanish by Lauren Shapiro

You are lost in this great trial.Your aim is that the word be in you.Your voice is a shrieking crustaceanin an ocean blind with ghosts,which is only that dark space.There, nothing can be seen.There, nothing can be felt.There to survive you must grind your teeth.Your worth in me is the wordand you are lost in this great trial.  Desnudo #10 Para Estás perdido en este gran reto.Tu meta es que la palabra esté en ti.Tu voz es un cetáceo que gritaen un océano ciego de fantasmasque sólo es ese espacio oscuro.Allí nada se ve.Allí nada se palpa.Allí           se sobrevive si logras masticar.Tu meta en mí es la palabray estás perdido en este gran reto. 

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Joan Manuel Corcino Font was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 2, 1979. He studied comparative literature at the University of Puerto Rico and has been living in Spain since 2002. He enjoys reading the lost poemas of obscure poets like Gaddiel Omar Betancourt. 


Lauren Shapiro is the author of Easy Math (Sarabande, 2013), which was the winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize and the Debut-litzer Prize for Poetry, as well as Arena (forthcoming in 2020 from the CSU Poetry Center). With Kevin González, she co-edited The New Census: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (Rescue Press, 2013). She is an assistant professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.

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