Individual Author Record
Name: Orlando MenesPen Name: Orlando Ricardo Menes Genre: Poetry Audience: Adult; Born: 1958 in Lima Peru
-- Website -- http://www.orlandomenes.com
-- Orlando Menes on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=orlando+menes
Illinois ConnectionMenes attended the University of Illinois-Chicago and received a Ph. D. in Creative Writing.
Biographical and Professional InformationOrlando Ricardo Menes was born in Lima, Perú, to Cuban parents but has lived most of his life in Miami, Florida. He spent two years in Spain in the early 70's. He holds a BA and MA in English at the University of Florida. His poems have appeared in many journals including: ''The Florida Review'', ''Poem'', ''Negative Capability'' and ''The Ohio Poetry Review''. Since 2000 he has taught in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Notre Dame, where he is currently serving as its director. In addition to the books he has published, Menes has edited two anthologies of poetry: [http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=%27%27THE+OPEN+LIGHT%3A+POETS+FROM+NOTRE+DAME%2C+1991-2008%27%27+ ''The Open Light: Poets from Notre Dame, 1991-2008''] and [http://www.amazon.com/Renaming-Ecstasy-Latino-Writings-Sacred/dp/1931010153/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418680409&sr=1-1&keywords=%27%27RENAMING+ECSTASY%3A+LATINO+WRITINGS+ON+THE+SACRED%27%27 ''Renaming Ecstasy: Latino Writings on the Sacred.''] Besides his own poems, Menes has published numerous translations of poetry in Spanish, including ''MY HEART FLOODED WITH WATER: SELECTED POEMS BY ALFONSINA STORNI'' (Latin American Literary Review Press, 2009). That same year he received a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
- Borderlands with Angels: Poems, Bacchae Press, 1994
- Rumba atop the Stones: Poems, Peepal Tree Press, 2001
- Furia: Poems, Milkweed Editions, 2005
- Fetish: Poems, University of Nebraska Press, 2013
Selected Titles At Your Library
Borderlands with angels /
ISBN: 0963784951. OCLC Number: Bacchae Press,. [Bristolville, Ohio] :. 1994.
Rumba atop the stones /
ISBN: 190071549X. OCLC Number: Peepal Tree Press,. Leeds [UK] :. 2001.
ISBN: 1571314202. OCLC Number: Milkweed Editions,. Minneapolis :. 2005. "In a voice that is fluid and mesmerizing, Furia fuses together geography, memory, and a rich, multicultural ancestry. Born to Cuban parents, with one family line running back to China, Orlando Ricardo Menes was raised in Peru and Miami, and he uses this heritage to fuel his imagination. Divided into three parts - "Furia," "Coolie," and "Rain"--These poems create a vivid, colorful world, exotic in its variety."
ISBN: 0803264917. OCLC Number: University of Nebraska Press,. Lincoln :. 2013. From sensual pleasures and perils, moments and memories of darkness and light, the poems in Orlando Ricardo Menes's new collection sew together stories of dislocation and loss, of survival and hope, of a world patched together by a family over five generations of diaspora. This is Menes's tapestry of the Americas. From Miami to Cuba, Panama to Bolivia and Peru, through the textures, sounds, colors, shapes, and scents of exile and emigration, we find refuge at last in a sense of wholeness and belonging residing in this intensely felt, finely crafted poetry.