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Pen Name: Orlando Ricardo Menes
Born: May 12, 1958 in Lima Peru
Menes attended the University of Illinois-Chicago and received a Ph.D. in Creative Writing.
Biographical and Professional Information
Menes was born in Lima, Peru to Cuban parents but has lived most of his life in Miami, Florida. He also spent two years in Spain in the early 70's. He holds a BA and MA in English for the University of Florida. His poems have appeared in such journals as The Florida Review, Poem, Negative Capability, and The Ohio Poetry Review. For years photography was one of his passions, and in 1992 he had an exhibition of photographs at Books and Books in Miami Beach.
- Borderlands with Angels: Poems, Bacchae Press, 1994
- Rumba atop the Stones: Poems, Peepal Tree Press, 2001
- Renaming Ecstasy: Latino Writings on the Sacred, Bilingual Press/ Editorial Bilingue, 2004
- Furia: Poems, Milkweed Editions, 2005
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Borderlands with angels
Release Date: 1994-03
Rumba Atop the Stones
Release Date: 2001-07-01
Renaming Ecstasy: Latino Writings on the Sacred
Release Date: 2003-11-15
Release Date: 2005-04-10
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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