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… Continue Reading “An interview with Paco Márquez”
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Posted on 3 November 2017
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With the release of Portraits in G Minor tomorrow, I decided it was time for a look into the book’s author, Paco Marquez. A man of many talents, I wanted to get into his mind to discover a little about who he is, what he does, and what he has to say. Below is the insight of an author who revels in mystic wonders and sees the world illuminated. So take a look at our discussion, feel free to get involved in the conversation, and check out his wonderful work when it releases tomorrow!
Posted on 6 October 2017
by J.S. Graustein
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.”