Raw language and a sense of reality, at times disturbing, set the tone for Ligi’s Disturbances. Paul Fericano says, “his poetry is likely to be noted for a certain special riff, an extra glide, a kick where none is expected, and a beat for which there is no notation.” In the early Sixties Ligi’s work attracted the attention of poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and perhaps it was for what you’ll find on these pages—poems ready to jump forward and reveal, unveil, surprise and sometimes shock.
Ligi, Elio Emiliano, "Disturbances" (1990). Ahsahta Press. 29.