The Exile Notebooks

Beyond that first book by Cadenas, his poems in recent years often seem to focus on individual lines of plain speech. Paying less attention to the poem as narrative and focusing instead on particular moments of thought and vision. A mysticism maintained within the fractured urban landscapes of Caracas. The selected poems of Antología (Madrid: Colección Visor, 1999), with a helpful introduction by Ana Nuño, is the best place to start.

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