Octavio Armand is a Cuban poet and essayist whose collected work (1974-2016) was recently published in three volumes: Contra la página (Against the page, 2015), and Canto rodado (Spinned Stone, two volumes, 2016). Armand settled in New York during his youth and graduated from Rutgers University, but has lived in...Read More
I would like to begin by stating that translating Indigenous literatures into languages like English is seldom done and even less theorized. In the case of “bilingual” Indigenous texts, for example, Indigenous authors themselves tend to create both the Indigenous- and Spanish-language text. As I lay out in my recent article on the poetry of the...Read More
A couple of years ago, Mario Montalbetti offered a poetry reading in Buenos Aires, at the La Internacional Argentina bookstore, managed by Francisco Garamona and Nicolás Moguilevsky, the headquarters of the mythical Editorial Mansalva. They presented Montalbetti that evening, and Gerardo Jorge accepted the mission of saying a few words before...Read More
El vértigo horizontal: Una ciudad llamada México by Juan Villoro
El vértigo horizontal: Una ciudad llamada México, brings together over 40 chronicles about the city written during the last two decades. With an attentive look and a firm hand, Villoro emerges as a journalist, a passer-by, a buyer of pens, a nostalgic adult, a responsible father, and an emergency brigade member, offering us a testimony of the many adventures that the city holds for every one of its inhabitants. Whether from experience or through listening and researching the realities of others, Juan Villoro composes a great fresco of the endearing and eternal chaos that makes up the country's capital. Accompanying the chronicles, there are inspirational photos taken by Dr. Alderete, Yolanda Andrade, Paolo Gasparini, Pablo Lopez Luz, Sonia Madrigal, and others.
Kentukis by Samanta Schweblin
A new novel by prestigious Argentine author Samanta Schweblin reveals the most disturbing side of new technologies... It almost always starts in homes. Thousands of cases have already been registered in Vancouver, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Oaxaca … and it is rapidly spreading to all corners of the world. They are not pets, ghosts, or robots; they are real citizens. The problem is—it’s been reported in the news and shared all over social media—that a person living in Berlin should not be able to roam around freely in the living room of someone living in Sydney, nor should a person living in Bangkok be able to have breakfast with your children in your apartment in Buenos Aires—especially when the people we let into our homes are complete strangers.