Born in the south of Chile, but living and writing in the U.S. for the past thirty years, Raúl Barrientos eludes the easy categories: Latin American, Latino, American. All of these, and more. Yet always a poet, turning whatever he touches into startling imagery and gritty, enduring verse. These poems trace a trajectory from the 1973 coup d'etat in Chile to a difficult end-of-millennium in Manhattan. They give the reader a privileged view of a long and continually productive career in poetryand a glimpse of the life behind it.
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About the Author
Raúl Barrientos was born in Puerto Montt, a small town in the south of Chile. He studied at the Unversidad de Concepcion, where he later became professor of theater. After the 1973 military coup he left Chile for the United States and pursued advanced studies in Spanish-American literatures at the University of Pennsylvania and SUNY-Stony Brook. He has published nine volumes of poetry.
Table of Contents
From Historic Account of the Kingdom of the Night (1982)
Pure Breezes Cross You Too
On the Executions
With a Fistful of Sand I have Lived on the Steps
From Ephemeral's Foot (1985)
Crazy Bird at Summer's End / Outline of the Poem
Words in Memory of You
Piano with Dagger Before a Mirror
Under the Same Sun
"It Would Be Better, Reallly, If They Just Ate It All and We Ended This"
"The Found His Armor in Lyons, Kansas. Assoc. Press"
Triptych: 1. Revealed (With Echo)
3. Calm Before Rain
From Book of Images (1989)
Those Crazy Bells (1932)
When Fred Astaire Danced Into My Life
The Public Life of Manhattan Pigeons
And What Did They Do to the Strike?
All that Jazz
From Monarch (1997)
I'm the One Who Flies and You the Monarch
Where to, Ariadne?
The Messenger Was Carrying a Lamp
I, Who Came Running Back Through the Rain
From Neon Key (1998)
Under the Bridge
Ulysses the Blind
Day after Day
The editor and translators