Go to Content
Columbia College Chicago

Poesís: The Visual Language of Edwin Torres

Exhibition: Poesís: The Visual Language of Edwin Torres

February 16 – March 11, 2011
Center for Book and Paper Arts, 1104 S Wabash (Mon - Sat, 10-6)

The Center for Book & Paper Arts is pleased to present a display of visual text work by acclaimed New York based poet, Edwin Torres.   Works on view will include design work from poetry books, including his new publication “Yes Thing No Thing.” The exhibition will also feature Torres’ visual lettering, which unites text and graphics singular style that utilizes aesthetic strategies of repetition and layering in a distinctly minimal way.   

Reading + Reception: Performance Poetry in the Age of Language

February 24, 6-8PM: Stage Two, 618 S Michigan | Reception at CBPA, 1104 S Wabash

Torres will present “Performance Poetry In The Age of Language”, a reading beyond text.  The reading will be followed by a reception and viewing of his work at the Center for Book and Paper Arts. 

The reading is presented by the Poetry Foundation and the Columbia College Poetry Program in association with the Center for Book and Paper Arts.    


About Edwin Torres

Multimedia pioneer Edwin Torres has been presenting his energetic blend of poetry, performance, music, dance and visual art since the late 1980s. Born at New York City’s infamous Nuyorican Poets Café, as mid-wifed by the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, he has published and performed extensively in the United States and abroad, and has given lectures and workshops at numerous universities, including Bard and Naropa University.  Visit his website at: http://www.brainlingo.com/


Yes Thing, No Thing (Edwin Torres, 2010; published by Roof Books, NY)