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Featured poet: Diego Alegría

Jun 09, 2018 Comments Off on Featured poet: Diego Alegría by

Diego Alegría Corona (Santiago, 1994) studied English Language and Literature at the Universidad de Chile. He won the Premio Municipal Juegos Literarios Gabriela Mistral (Chile) in 2012 and was finalist for the Premio José María Valverde (Spain) in 2014. The following poems come from his book Raíz abierta (Pez Espiral, 2015). as i cross the river your […]

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Featured poet: Emersson Pérez

May 24, 2018 Comments Off on Featured poet: Emersson Pérez

Emersson Pérez (Santiago, 1982) studied library science and publishing at the University of Santiago de Chile. He contributed to the books Márgenes del colectivo mal de ojo (Ajiaco Ediciones, 2011) and Rieles sumergidos (2012), and his work appears in the anthologies Poesía molotov (Editorial Cascada de Palabras, Mexico 2011), Cordillera de voces: Poesía chilena actual (Sediento Ediciones, Mexico 2012), Antología de conspiradores (Marciano Ediciones, 2016) […]

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Lorca adaptation “Verde, agua y luna” entrances with images

May 09, 2018 Comments Off on Lorca adaptation “Verde, agua y luna” entrances with images

By Stefanie Borkum In a small theatre at the back of the Calder Bookshop, the simple black stage becomes alternatively the claustrophobic cell of the poet and dramatist, Federico García Lorca, and a backdrop for the characters and imagery that populate his work. The play Verde, agua y luna, devised by the two actors Maria Estévez-Serrano […]

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Featured poet: Roberto Contreras

Apr 13, 2018 Comments Off on Featured poet: Roberto Contreras

Roberto Contreras (1975) is a writer, editor and professor. He has contributed to many magazines, helped found the publication La Calabaza del Diablo, participated in the collective Lanzallamas and directed the website Carcaj for the publisher LOM. His work includes Ahora es cuando (1998), Siberia (2007), Empleo mínimo (2008) and the journalistic pieces Domingo urbano (2014). He has written critical studies on the work of Carlos Droguett, Roberto […]

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Featured poet: Gastón Carrasco

Mar 07, 2018 Comments Off on Featured poet: Gastón Carrasco

Gastón Carrasco Aguilar (Santiago, 1988) has written Monstruos marinos [Sea Monsters] (2017), Viewmaster (2011; second edition, 2016), El instante no es decisivo [The Moment Isn’t Decisive] (2014) and the plaquette La soledad del francotirador [The Loneliness of the Sniper] (2016). Image: The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Katsushika Hokusai, woodcut, 1831. The Great Wave off Kanagawa How many ways can one […]

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Featured poet: Alfonso Grez

Jan 19, 2018 Comments Off on Featured poet: Alfonso Grez

Alfonso Grez (Santiago de Chile, 1973) studied law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica and film production at New York University. One of his film shorts won the Premio Pudú at the 7th Valdivia Film Festival in the category of Video Fiction. He has published four books of poetry, Ciencia Aplicada, Defcon 3, Spot and Centrífuga.     my life in the cube i press the button the bed makes […]

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Featured poet: Bernardo Reyes

Dec 24, 2017 Comments Off on Featured poet: Bernardo Reyes

Bernardo Reyes (Temuco, 1951) is a poet and essayist. He has published the books Pájaros de contrasueño [Antidream birds], Karmazul, para duendes y sirenas [Blue karma for spirits and sirens], and Carta para un hijo imaginario y otras desmemorias [Letter to an imaginary son and other amnesias]. He is Pablo Neruda’s nephew. Letter to an imaginary son I write you […]

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Latin American Works on Paper at the Mayor Gallery

Dec 15, 2017 Comments Off on Latin American Works on Paper at the Mayor Gallery

THE MAYOR GALLERY 21 Cork Street, First Floor, London W1S 3LZ T +44 (0) 20 7734 3558 F +44 (0) 20 7494 1377 * * * LATIN AMERICAN WORKS ON PAPER 9 JAN – 23 FEB 2018 The Mayor Gallery presents a group show of seven Latin American artists who were either born […]

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Featured poet: Mirka Arriagada Vladilo

Dec 13, 2017 Comments Off on Featured poet: Mirka Arriagada Vladilo

Mirka Arriagada Vladilo (Antofagasta, 1964) is a poet and psychiatrist. In 1987 she co-founded the poetry collective Lilith, which carried out initiation rites and clandestine activities. She has published the books Cuando el amor se echó a morir como un perro (Mago, 2014), Autobiogeografía (2002) and Lamentaciones, gemidos y ayes (Las Dos Fridas, 1998). Some of her works were published […]

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Featured poet: David Villagrán Ruz

Dec 06, 2017 Comments Off on Featured poet: David Villagrán Ruz

David Villagrán Ruz (Santiago, 1984) published Solsticios [Solstices] (Marea Baja, 2009) after receiving a grant from the Consejo Nacional de la Cultura. His books include Declinación de un astro [Declination of a star] (La Calle Passy ediciones, 2011) and Habitar [Dwell] (TEGE, 2016), a plaquette that includes an excerpt from an unpublished book of the same name. He is one of the editors of […]

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Featured poet: Diego Rosake

Nov 15, 2017 Comments Off on Featured poet: Diego Rosake

Diego Rosake (1979) lives in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. He studied philosophy, and is now the editor of HD ediciones and a bookseller. He has written many articles and reviews, as well as several books, but the only one he recognizes as his own is Luna en bicicleta [Bicycling on the moon] (2015). Everything kills a moth I The nights of […]

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Featured poet: Mauro Quesada

Oct 09, 2017 Comments Off on Featured poet: Mauro Quesada

Mauro Quesada (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1979) is a poet and professor of literature. He has published three books of poetry: Bajo una extraña nevada [Under a strange snowfall], Fiebre [Fever] and Estamos para ayudarlo [We’re here to help]. He also directs the publishing project La carretilla roja. From Estamos para ayudarlo (2015): 2001  In 2001 […]

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Featured poet: Álvaro Agurto Pincheira

Sep 30, 2017 Comments Off on Featured poet: Álvaro Agurto Pincheira

Álvaro Agurto Pincheira (Concepción, 1978) is a professor of special education at the Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación. He lived in Mexico from 2012 to 2015, where he studied a Licenciatura in Letras Hispánicas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He has participated in literary workshops with Carmen García, Germán Carrasco and the Mexican writer Citlali Ferrer. i […]

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