The Sumptuous Hills of Gulfport

The Sumptuous Hills of Gulfport

by Vincent Spina

The Sumptuous Hills of Gulfport takes readers through the surreal landscape of a coastal Florida town with crafted images and breezy, rhythmic lines. This is a place where civilization meets the wilds of the ocean, a place of tension, beauty, and decay, and Spina's poetry explores this with a critical eye, ear, and touch. The poems often offer metaphors, explorations, and philosophies that illuminate the joys, contradictions, and absurdities of contemporary life. These poems, drawing influence from Latin American modernists, explore what it means to be human in today's world where nothing is certain and life often feels like a dream. The Sumptuous Hills of Gulfport takes readers on a trip to the beach, and far, far beyond.

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About the Author

Vincent Spina was born in Brooklyn, NY. He received his Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from New York University. His primary field of study is Andean Indigenous Literature and Culture. He is the author of two collections of poetry: Outer Borough (Pecan Grove Press) and Dialogue (the Poetry’s Press). He occasionally publishes in literary magazines, Voices in Italian Americana and The Bridge Literary Arts Journal among others. He resides in St. Petersburg, FL.