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"Icarus will send shivers down your spine.  It will remind you of the power of poetry and leave you wanting to read it again."

—Andrés Cruciani, author of The Father and editor-in-chief of Toho Journal


With inspired rhyme schemes and use of poetic forms, Icarus confronts Israel Colón's struggles with trauma, religion, and relationships.  Through a mercilessly honest approach to writing, Colón shines a light on the experiences of a man barely keeping it together.


A Philadelphia-based father, poet, and business operations professional, Colón has a bachelor's from Temple University and a master's in industrial and organizational psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  His debut poetry chapbook chronicles his early life as an at-risk youth.

Icarus: Israel Colón