• <strong>Raquel Salas Rivera</strong><br />lo terciario / the tertiary
  • <strong>Raquel Salas Rivera</strong><br />lo terciario / the tertiary
  • <strong>Raquel Salas Rivera</strong><br />lo terciario / the tertiary

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    lo terciario / the tertiary

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    Perfect Bound
    176 pages, 5.75" x 7.5"

    Publication Date: 16 April 2018
    ISBN: 978-1-937421-27-4
    Distribution: SPD

     

    Written in response the PROMESA bill (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act) bill, lo terciario/the tertiary offers a decolonial queer critique and reconsideration of Marx. The book’s titles come from Pedro Scaron’s, El Capital, the 1976 translation of Karl Marx’s classic. Published by Siglo Veintiuno Editores, this translation was commonly used by the Puerto Rican left as part of political formation programs. Lo terciario/the tertiary places this text in relation to the Puerto Rican debt crisis, forcing readers to reconsider old questions when facing colonialism’s newest horrors.

     

    Praise for lo terciario / the tertiary: 

    "Raquel Salas Rivera’s poetry is a tongue of flame. Like flame, the poems collected here are capable of so much: They keep me warm when I am otherwise cold, they light a path when I am otherwise lost, and they give me shelter when I am otherwise very far from home. When I read their work, I feel understood and I feel able to understand others in a way that’s beyond bodily experience. Rivera is a torchbearer and The Tertiary is their torch. I will follow them wherever they lead."  

    Colette Arrand

     

    "¿Tiempo, salario, deuda o chaquetas? Raquel le sale al paso al ecosistema de teorías de dos viejos amigos de las izquierdas: “carlitos” marx y el cristianismo. Lo terciario recodifica los valores que heredamos y trueca el trono del capital por una silla voladora. Estas páginas contienen un Puerto Rico que apenas puede levantar sus ruinas con hombres de arena cuyo dolor se traduce en poesía, es decir, contienen un potencial ilimitado."  

    Gaddiel Francisco Ruiz Rivera

     

    "Like no poet I have ever read, Raquel Salas Rivera talks to Marx via the monstrous colonial devastation of Puerto Rico.  This genius poet also speaks to Trotsky who said workers could not make art. Here is one of the most riveting, beautifully written declarative poetics of our lives!  A fierce document that fully transfers its radical transformative powers into our bones!"

    CAConrad

     

    "Lo terciario, de Raquel Salas es un respuesta contestataria y subversiva de varios discursos de la izquierda tradicional: una laguna generacional entre la autora y su madre, y el abismo que divide a las cada vez menos comunidades comunistas en el insospechado contexto de una isla destrozada por su perpetua condición de colonia. Pero, ¿qué es la izquierda marxista? ¿Qué es realmente ante los ojos de aquellos que lo han vivido desde adentro y que ahora lo ven desde la distancia? ¿Se puede traducir a Marx para toda una nueva generación? Ciertamente. Si existe posibilidad de hacerlo, es gracias a la poesía"

    Eiric R. Durandal StormCrow

     

    "This book digs holes in one’s heart, from which these poems bloom luminous incantations, illuminations, and emotions that only Raquel Salas Rivera could incite. This book should be required reading. The Tertiary is a shimmering spell of golden coquís to “defend…against the piercing tedium of colonization.” This book makes me want to start a riot against the colonist-state that doesn't end until we're free. This book is a brick that smashes the glass house of the west. It’s a fearless, bioluminescent love-letter to Puerto Rico, written in a lived, blood-kissed Boricua truth. This book sets a deep fire with its call to action: a resounding call for decolonization. Reading this book felt akin to swimming, the way I had to hold my breath so often. I held this book and wept as it washed over me."

    Angel Dominguez

     

     

    Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. Their work has appeared in journals such as the Revista del Instituto de Cultura PuertorriqueñaApogeeBOAATCírculo de PoesíaCosmonauts AveWaxwingDreginald, and the Boston Review. They are the author of Caneca de anhelos turbios (Editora Educación Emergente), oropel/tinsel (Lark Books), and tierra intermitente (Ediciones Alayubia). Their book lo terciario/the tertiary is forthcoming in 2018 from Timeless, Infinite Light. Currently, they are Co-Editor of The Wanderer, and Co-Editor of Puerto Rico en mi corazón, a collection of bilingual broadsides of contemporary Puerto Rican poets. If for Roque Dalton there is no revolution without poetry, for Raquel, there is no poetry without Puerto Rico.

    Raquel Salas Rivera es la poeta laureada de la ciudad de Filadelfia del 2018-19. Sus poemas han aparecido en revistas tales como la Revista del Instituto de Cultura PuertorriqueñaApogeeBOAAT, Círculo de PoesíaCosmonauts AveWaxwingDreginald y el Boston Review. Es la autora de Caneca de anhelos turbios (Editora Educación Emergente), oropel/tinsel (Lark Books) y tierra intermitente (Ediciones Alayubia). Timeless, Infinite Light publicará lo terciario/the tertiary en el 2018. En la actualidad, es co-editora para The Wanderer y co-editora de Puerto Rico en mi corazón, una colección bilingüe de volantes de poetas puertorriqueños contemporáneos. Si para Roque Dalton no existe revolución sin poesía, para Raquel no existe poesía sin Puerto Rico.

     

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