Tag: paco marquez

FoldedConnection: PressFest!

press fest sign on Washington Mews gate

Last Friday, during the PEN World Voices Festival, our Assistant Editor Kristine Slentz showcased our international books via Folded Word’s table at PressFest! — a side event organized by CLMP at the Washington Mews in NYC. Lee Slonimsky and Elizabeth J. Coleman were there…

An interview with Paco Márquez

The Global Edition of Portraits in G Minor launched this week. Márquez will be signing copies at Folded Word’s PressFest! table and reading at BGSQD in NYC on 20 April 2018. by Kristine Esser Slentz Paco Márquez’s living room looks like many writers’ I…

Portraits in G Minor

Reveling in the mystic wonders that can emerge even from “the palm of a corporate boss,” the poems of Paco Márquez “splash the sky wide,” exposing the magic in the quotidian — the “unnoticed silhouettes / imprinted in the grass.” In the tender violence of these portraits, “that which spoke the rose into being” also hums through daily life, holding a man’s hand, looking him in the eye, and saying, “the kitchen window is open.”