Christian Formoso


Christian Formoso (Punta Arenas, 1971) is a Chilean poet. He has published the verse collections 

El odio o la ciudad invertida (1997), Memorial del padre miedo (2000), Los coros desterrados / Estaciones cercanas al sueño (2003), Puerto de hambre (2005), El cementerio más hermoso de Chile (2008), and bellezamericana (2014). Several of his poems have been translated to English and have appeared in anthologies in Chile and Latin America. Among other distinctions, he was awarded the National Council Prize for the Best Book Published in Chile for El cementerio más hermoso de Chile in 2009 and the Municipal City Prize of Punta Arenas and the Pablo Neruda Prize of the Pablo Neruda Foundation in 2010.


  • Christian Formoso
    The house at certain angles like a tomb, / and all the dead seated at the table, / the spoons slowed by the weight of the world, / the meal prior to nourishing the earth.

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