CHANNILLO
Ninety-Two Surgically Enhanced Mannequins
By Julián Esteban Torres López

Series Description:

A debut collection of poetry twenty years in the making.  The ninety-two minimalist pieces tackle the absurdity of what it means to be human and honor how moments, not plots, compose our lives.  The collection is an attempt to capture these fleeting moments, while also trying to remember the intensity of the mundane and the abyss of the beautiful.

Torres López attributes much of his style to his numerous cultural experiences, his fear of forgetting, people and nature watching, and the traumas of the human condition.

His work has been inspired by Charles Simic, Friedrich Nietzsche, Wayson Choy, and Spanish-language authors, such as Federico García Lorca, Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda, and Gabriel García Márquez. 

Category/Genre(s): Poetry
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing



Author Bio For Julián Esteban Torres López:

I'm the founding Editor of Torres López Editing Services, and am a writer of comedy, poetry, fiction, essays, and creative nonfiction. 

I'm an introverted bibliophile who takes the stairs to avoid awkward elevator small talk. I have lived in five countries and have had over 80 roommates, which has made it difficult to call one place home. I do, however, have a special place in my heart for the Aburrá Valley of Colombia, the seacoast of New Hampshire, Canada’s Okanagan Valley, and the hills of San Francisco.

I have three front teeth (go ahead, look at my profile photo), swam in the Amazon River, like to play the French Defense and the Colle System as chess openings, was almost born in Queens New York, find the taste of alcohol disgusting, my wife is my favorite painter, secretly desire to be a stand-up comic or a classical music composer, and feel at ease near mountains.

I received a BA in Philosophy, a BA in Communication, and an MA in Justice Studies from the University of New Hampshire. I was a PhD candidate at University of British Columbia Okanagan’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program, focusing on Political Science and Latin American Studies.

I have worked with cultural institutions, libraries, universities, corporations, journalists, artists, writers, databases, government agencies, business professionals, non-profits, and historical societies to provide research, writing, and/or editing services for academic books, literary and news publications, peer-reviewed journal articles, curated exhibits, and historical narrative projects. I have also held leadership positions in the academe, the arts, the business sector, writing workshops, journals, and history museums.

Notes:

You can purchase a paperback or e-Book version of NINETY-TWO SURGICALLY ENHANCED MANNEQUINS on Amazon.

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NINETY-TWO SURGICALLY ENHANCED MANNEQUINS made it to #27 on Amazon's Best Sellers Ranking in the Hispanic American Poetry Books genre. Get your eBook or paperback copy today.

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What others are saying of the poetry collection:

_"Popping hot book of short boogie poems," John Guzlowski. Guzlowski has been short-listed for the Bakeless Award and Eric Hoffer Award, and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and four Pushcart Prizes.

_"Poetry that spans a surprising range of tones and topics to be found inside--from provocative to lyrical. Stunning work!" Melissa Coffey, developmental editor and published author of poetry and short stories.

_Personal email to Julián by Adam Ward, lead singer of Back on the Train: "I've very much been enjoying your poetry. You can create quite a depth of feeling and vision with a real economy of words. Very lyrical. I would love to collaborate on some lyrics for a song."

_"Love the depth and power of the work," Larry Brickner-Wood, executive director of the Waysmeet Center, as well as the Chaplain at the United Campus Ministry, in Durham, New Hampshire.







Series Description:

A debut collection of poetry twenty years in the making.  The ninety-two minimalist pieces tackle the absurdity of what it means to be human and honor how moments, not plots, compose our lives.  The collection is an attempt to capture these fleeting moments, while also trying to remember the intensity of the mundane and the abyss of the beautiful.

Torres López attributes much of his style to his numerous cultural experiences, his fear of forgetting, people and nature watching, and the traumas of the human condition.

His work has been inspired by Charles Simic, Friedrich Nietzsche, Wayson Choy, and Spanish-language authors, such as Federico García Lorca, Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda, and Gabriel García Márquez. 

Category/Genre(s): Poetry
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing


Author Bio For Julián Esteban Torres López:

I'm the founding Editor of Torres López Editing Services, and am a writer of comedy, poetry, fiction, essays, and creative nonfiction. 

I'm an introverted bibliophile who takes the stairs to avoid awkward elevator small talk. I have lived in five countries and have had over 80 roommates, which has made it difficult to call one place home. I do, however, have a special place in my heart for the Aburrá Valley of Colombia, the seacoast of New Hampshire, Canada’s Okanagan Valley, and the hills of San Francisco.

I have three front teeth (go ahead, look at my profile photo), swam in the Amazon River, like to play the French Defense and the Colle System as chess openings, was almost born in Queens New York, find the taste of alcohol disgusting, my wife is my favorite painter, secretly desire to be a stand-up comic or a classical music composer, and feel at ease near mountains.

I received a BA in Philosophy, a BA in Communication, and an MA in Justice Studies from the University of New Hampshire. I was a PhD candidate at University of British Columbia Okanagan’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program, focusing on Political Science and Latin American Studies.

I have worked with cultural institutions, libraries, universities, corporations, journalists, artists, writers, databases, government agencies, business professionals, non-profits, and historical societies to provide research, writing, and/or editing services for academic books, literary and news publications, peer-reviewed journal articles, curated exhibits, and historical narrative projects. I have also held leadership positions in the academe, the arts, the business sector, writing workshops, journals, and history museums.

Notes:

You can purchase a paperback or e-Book version of NINETY-TWO SURGICALLY ENHANCED MANNEQUINS on Amazon.

----------

NINETY-TWO SURGICALLY ENHANCED MANNEQUINS made it to #27 on Amazon's Best Sellers Ranking in the Hispanic American Poetry Books genre. Get your eBook or paperback copy today.

----------
What others are saying of the poetry collection:

_"Popping hot book of short boogie poems," John Guzlowski. Guzlowski has been short-listed for the Bakeless Award and Eric Hoffer Award, and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and four Pushcart Prizes.

_"Poetry that spans a surprising range of tones and topics to be found inside--from provocative to lyrical. Stunning work!" Melissa Coffey, developmental editor and published author of poetry and short stories.

_Personal email to Julián by Adam Ward, lead singer of Back on the Train: "I've very much been enjoying your poetry. You can create quite a depth of feeling and vision with a real economy of words. Very lyrical. I would love to collaborate on some lyrics for a song."

_"Love the depth and power of the work," Larry Brickner-Wood, executive director of the Waysmeet Center, as well as the Chaplain at the United Campus Ministry, in Durham, New Hampshire.