José Eugenio Sánchez
José Eugenio Sánchez, born 1965, is an award-winning poet from Monterrey, Mexico, whose books include La felicidad es una pistola caliente and Physical graffiti, the latter of which won him the International Poetry Grant from the Loewe Foundation. Despite his many grants, achievements, and anthology inclusions around the world, Sánchez and his work are aggressively playful and irreverent, more rock and roll than literary establishment. Influenced by the Beats as well as international politics, Sánchez identifies himself an "underclown"—that is, a clown of the cultural underground. His newest collection, escenas sagradas del oriente, has just been published by Almadía.