Centro Cultural Barco de Papel presented this young poet born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1984. Reyes had published three books “Hologramas exiliados”, “Actias Luna”, y “Sunny Sonata”. He is known among his literary circle in Puerto Rico by his pseudonym Jonatán Medusa,
He presented in New York his latest book Sunny Sonata, how he explains, “It was born from a school of foreign ravings, in the path of his new poetic style”. He said “this book experiments a surreal style but more accessible, more pop”. The event was enlivened by the music of singer, composer and poet Ozkar Luna.
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Sunny Sonata was conceived in a trip to Bogotá, Colombia, in a moment in the life of the author where he believes he was retired from poetry, but It came again and trapped him as the best way to express what he was feeling at the moment, inspired by those “Bogotan witches” he end up writing in Scranton, “a town and space giving to him by intergalactic beings” that as he says, “they made me find my poetry and my liberty.”
He said, his book, Sunny Sonata had unfolded my essence to the path of reinvention and it has open the doors to a new beginning that stars “free of everything including himself.”
“In Sunny Sonata, my readers will see the poet’s libido, adorning the portraiture of the women, the pure territory that I dream amid many cultures, where they have paganized that savage ritual that had formed the book, just to be enjoyable by the orgasm of live and his omnipresent waves in each ludic manifestation of the precise existence of a poet climbing course after course, step by step” he said.
About the author
Jonatan Reyes is the founder of the cybernetic group “La poesía es un revolver caliente (Poetry is a hot handgun)”. Autodidact, he has travel by other countries exploring their cultural movements and helping him to ciment his own identity. He had write Hologramas Exiliados (2012), Actias Luna (2013), Aduana (2014) and Sunny Sonata (2014). Most of his poems has been published in different magazines and international anthologies. He direct several Internet groups such as La Poesía es un Revolver Caliente (poetry is a hot handgun) and Poesía Surrealista (Surrealist poetry). He is considered a young promise of Puerto Rico.