2 may. 2008

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*Montejo. Algunas palabras. 1976. 89 pp.

Another wonderful book by Montejo. I'm closing off the Venezuelan interlude now to go back to some English-language material.

Poets from the tropics like to write about snow, Iceland, etc... It's like an alternate imaginative universe for them. Writing what they don't know. It's almost a special topos in Cuban poetry.

1 comentario:

Carlos dijo...

I was talking to Jaime Siles once. He was praising the use of light in I don't remember what poet. And I was like, "well, it's ok, I guess". He asked me where I was from. "Almería". "Ok, then. You take light for granted". I didn't know how right he was till I moved to Seattle.