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Rodrigo Toscano with Laura Elrick

Before he and his collaborator Sharon Mesmer give civility a swift kick with
their short play, The Swiftness of Swiftidity, our amazing sound poet
Edwin Torres speaks with Rodrigo Toscano, who performs two radio plays, Balm To Bilk and Memories of Somewhere, to Somewhere Else, with special guest Laura Elrick.

Conscious, humorous and immediate, Rodrigo's work holds onto his humanity while delving through the layers of language that define everyday social struggle. Widely published, his books include, To Leveling Swerve, (Krupskaya Press) Platform (Atelos), Disparities and Partisans (Green Integer-O Books). Online, his work is available at PennSound, the University of Pennsylvania's extraordinary archive of contemporary poetics.


Live Nude Radio Theatre


Live Nude Radio Theatre is a free form radio show with poet host Edwin Torres. Torres is author of "The All-Union Day Of The Shock Worker" (Roof Books), "Fractured Humorous" (Subpress), "Please" (Faux Press) and "Onomalingua" (Rattapallax Press). He is also included in The Best American Poetry 2004 (Scribner) , and is co-editor of the poetry journal Rattapallax. His current CD, NOVO, is available through