Originating in the late twentieth century and projecting into a speculative future, Madness reveals the riches and precarity of a life in poetry for a queer Latinx immigrant.




Madness is the selected poems of a fictional poet, Luis Montes-Torres, a gay Cuban exile who makes a name for himself in the world of poetry before the contours of his ordinary life become overwhelming, stilted, and impossible. The poems and biographical commentary reveal the unpredictable wavering between anxiety and attachment, between the political and the personal, that accompanies any American life marked by difference. Madness is a study in how pleasure, crisis, wonder, disappointment, love, and fantasy are written into our forms for living.

ISBN: 9781643621173
Paperback, 96 pages, 6 x 8
Publication Date: March 2022

Gabriel Ojeda-Sagué is a poet and writer living in Chicago. He is the author of three books of poetry, most recently including Losing Miami (The Accomplices, 2019) which was …

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