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ulises carrion’s sonnets
november 1, 2020

We are happy to contribute to the recent republication of Ulises Carrion’s Sonnets by Ugly Duckling Presse, through supplying the one (and only) image to join Annette Gilbert’s essay.

In 1972, Carrión took a single poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and churned it through 44 typographic and procedural permutations. The publication of Sonnet(s), one of the first of his influential “bookworks,” signaled a departure from Carrión’s earlier writing practice. The present republication of Sonnet(s) is supplemented by new essays on Carrión’s bookworks by contemporary artists, writers, and scholars from Mexico, Europe, and the US: Felipe Becerra, Mónica de la Torre, Verónica Gerber Bicecci (tr. Christina MacSweeney), Annette Gilbert (tr. Shane Anderson), India Johnson, Michalis Pichler, Heriberto Yépez.

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