Virgil Suárez

Virgil Suárez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1962. Since 1974 he has lived in the United States. He is the author of over twenty books of prose and poetry, most recently Infinite Refuge, Palm Crows, Banyan, and Guide to the Blue Tongue. In the Winter of 2005, the University of Pittsburgh Press will publish 90 Miles: Selected and New Poems. He is the co-editor of four anthologies published by University of Iowa Press: American Diaspora, Like Thunder, Vespers and Red, White and Blue. His poetry has been chosen for inclusion in Best American Poetry 2004. He is currently writing a new novel and restoring a ’55 Chevrolet.

Virgil Suárez’s “Balsero / Rafter” and “The Great Suspiro” appear in Caketrain Issue 02.

Caketrain is a literary journal and press based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our interest is in bringing you, reader, the very best in contemporary creative writing, full stop. Our goals are for each issue of our journal to submerge you in a birthing tank for gelatinous language monsters, young masses of tentacular foci undulating as directed (in all, at once) by our eclectic stable of contributors; for each new book we publish to seduce and ensnare you, sometimes intangibly, always undeniably; and for you, reader, to be able to draw at least one passage from our banks that prods your mind with such precision and power that it feels as if it was written for your eyes alone. To wit and to whet, here is a snippet, a slight nip of our delicious lit mix:

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