The poet and journalist Joaquin Marta Sosa recently published an anthology of Venezuelan poetry, on which more later. He was interviewed in Monday's Tal Cual, and he said the following regarding poetry under the current disaster disguised as a "revolution" in Venezuela:

"Is the revolution pure poetry?
No. I think the Bolivarian revolution is precisely antipoetic, because the poetic is always a bet against power, against hegemony, against dominant forces. The poetic is a bet for innovation, for the new, for change. It is a bet in favor of language's displacements. If the Bolivarian revolution is anything, it is a massive step backwards in the history and culture of our nation. And its language is so absolutely weighed down that it does not reveal anything, but rather keeps things hidden."

No comments: