Sebastián Hasani Páramo: This book is titled [Elegies]. Could you talk about the genesis of this book and how it’s in conversation with your previous collection, Black/Maybe?
An interview with poet Dimitri Reyes!
The Rumpus: What has it been like to publish a book that explores grief, love, and history during a pandemic when we are living and attempting to navigate these subjects collectively?
Roberto Carlos Garcia
Interviewed by poet and novelist Gessy Alvaraz. We discuss my collection, Melancolia, in the latest episode of podcast, Digging Through with Gessy Alvarez. Listen to Parts 1 & 2 of my interview by clicking below.
Interview at Jasminne Menendez blog Plátano Poets Cafe:
"Who I am is at the center of everything I write. The history of this world proves that the power structure has traditionally hated everything I am. That means everyday I go out into the world and everything I do is an act of survival and defiance, a political act. My identity is my major metaphor.
I am a husband, a father, and a son. I have a great responsibility to that part of myself and everything I write, everything I explore in my writing is urgently tied to that."