Steven Alvarez :: TONALAMATL: El Segundo’s Dream Notes




In Tonalamatl: El Segundo’s Dream Notes, Steven Alvarez blurs mythic dreamscapes with the quotidian. Through a mixture of prose, verse, languages, and media, Alvarez delivers phantasmic Mexican American narratives in a wide-awake stereophonic experiment. Like all of Alvarez’s work, Tonalamatl exemplifies his Neo Boroque Xicanismo aesthetic that diffuses borders and identities typographically, geographically, and linguistically.

Steven Alvarez is the author of The Codex Mojaodicus, winner of the 2016 Fence Modern Poets Prize. He teaches English at St. John’s University. He lives in New York City.