Angelo Jaramillo’s latest book, stressing a young individual’s belief in freedom of speech and the troubles in our present society, will be launched at a reading/signing in the Community Room of the downtown main branch of the Santa Fe Public Library at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 2. Admission is free.
In Psalms of Anarchy, Jaramillo uses verse and prose to tell the story of a battle against depression and disenchantment with certain aspects of the present time. He says that his “language is often daring, dangerous and explosive” but the reader may find that it possesses a stark originality reminding one of the “beat” writers of the 1950s and 60s.
Angelo Jaramillo is also the author of The Darker: Tales of a City Different, published by Sunstone Press in 2006, and is currently working on a Masters at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to his studies, he is a talented film and stage actor, a freelance cultural critic for the Santa Fe Reporter, and is currently finishing his first major creative nonfiction novel Alcaldeza: The Life and Tragedy of Debbie Jaramillo.