Carvalho Poetry Selections

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Edward J. Carvalho


The following poems are part of a larger cycle of work entitled _“If the radiance of a thousand suns”: Songs of the American Hiroshima_, which examine the complex familial and societal relationships that develop amid a backdrop of nuclear proliferation. The poems featured in the attached selection correspond with sections II and III of the manuscript, "Please Stand By," and "American Hiroshima," respecitively.

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Carvalho, E. J. (2010). Carvalho Poetry Selections. AmeriQuests, 7(1).
Author Biography

Edward J. Carvalho, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Edward J. Carvalho is a twice-nominated Pushcart Prize poet (2004-2005), MFA recipient (Goddard College 2006), and PhD candidate in the Literature and Criticism program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of _solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short_ (Fine Tooth Press, 2007) and _“If the radiance of a thousand sunsâ€: Songs of the American Hiroshima_ (Six Bad Apples Press, 2008-09). His poems––once described as “original, innovative, imaginative and brutalâ€â€“–have appeared along with his essays, reviews, and critical papers in numerous journals throughout the country. His interview with poet Martín Espada, “A branch on the Tree of Whitman: Martín Espada on the 150th Anniversary of Leaves of Grass,†was recently published by _Quay_ and accepted for republication in the _Walt Whitman Quarterly Review_ (University of Iowa, Summer 2008). He was recently selected as one of 17 international applicants to participate in the Whitman International Seminar Dortmund, Germany, where he also delivered a paper during the conference symposium. He is the guest editor for David B. Downing's _Works and Days_ special double-issue on _Academic Freedom and Intellectual Activism in the Post-9/11 University_, which features his interviews with Noam Chomsky, Martín Espada, and Cornel West, along with new scholarship from several other notable intellectuals (2008-09). Additionally, he is the recent recipient of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Twentieth and Twenty-First Annual IUP Doctoral Fellowships (2006, 2008) and employed there with a Teaching Associateship in the English Department. Carvalho was born in Connecticut in 1970.