3 abr. 2011

Código / Liturgia

(270) Manuel Álvarez Ortega. Código. Madrid: Devenir, 1993. 52 pp.

(269) Manuel Álvarez Ortega. Liturgia. Madrid: Devenir, 1990. 56 pp.

Two books by the Cordova poet MAO. Código is dense, surrealistic plotless narrative, in long dense prose poems. Liturgia consists of shorter prose poems, each divided into three very short paragraphs. I am not fond of how these books seem to be saying the same thing over and over again, caught in a particular rhetoric.

There concludes the third percent of the 9,000 books of poetry project. Only 97% to go.