Cuaderno de otra parte

Libros del Fuego, 2018

«Un poemario que, si bien parte de lo que se ha dado en llamar la diáspora venezolana, lleva el tema en otra dirección, con una voz que se burla de sí misma en su empeño por cumplir con los ritos del que se fue. En tal sentido, obviando la lectura que hace de esta una escritura del exilio, este texto se centra más bien en la distancia como elemento organizador del discurso.»

[A poetry book that, although arising from what has been called the Venezuelan diaspora, takes this subject in another direction, with a voice that mocks itself while trying to comply with the rituals of “the one who left.” In this sense, more than a writing of exile, the text focuses rather on distance as the organizing principle of all discourse.]

Miguel Ángel Hernández, Venezuelan poet [read the full article here]

«Celebro que Santiago Acosta le plantee a los lectores venezolanos un libro sumamente polémico sobre el fenómeno de la emigración en Venezuela, que aborda una serie de interrogantes importantísimas, y lo hace con mucha dignidad y con un gran conocimiento de la tradición en la cual se apoya y donde se inscribe.»

[I celebrate that Santiago Acosta presents his readers with a highly controversial book on the phenomenon of migration in Venezuela, which addresses a series of very important questions, and does so with dignity and with a great knowledge of the tradition on which it is based and where it is included.]

Igor Barreto, Venezuelan poet

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News and events related to Cuaderno de otra parte:

  • My book will be available at the Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL) in Guadalajara, Mexico. Get it at stand LL2! ~ Posted Nov. 25, 2018

  • Wonderful news!: my book made it into the 2018 hotlist of Latin American independent publishers and will be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair (October 10-14). The International Alliance of independent publishers celebrates the “remarkable vitality of independent publishing in Latin America … through a selection of books from Latin America: the HotList 2018!” ~ Posted Oct. 9, 2018

  • My book will be in Santiago, Chile, at the 7th Primavera del Libro, between October 4th-7th (stand #09). ~ Posted Sep. 27, 2018

  • Venezuela’s long-standing journal Poesía, edited by Universidad de Carabobo, published two poems from my book. ~ Posted Sep. 18, 2018

  • My book is in Medellín, Colombia, at the 12a Fiesta del Libro y la Cultura. Find it at the Libros del Fuego stand. ~ Posted Sep. 6, 2018

  • Venezuelan poet Miguel Ángel Hernández wrote a wonderful piece about my book for “Papel Literario,” the literary supplement of El Nacional newspaper. ~ Posted Aug. 28, 2018

  • My book is in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the Feria de Editores. It’s being offered as the prize in a contest by Libros del Fuego. ~ Posted Aug. 9, 2018

  • Save the Date!: Book presentation at Otto’s Shrunken Head, in the East Village, on May 13th. ~ Posted May 6, 2018

  • Contrapunto published a note about the book launch in Caracas. ~ Posted April 17, 2018

  • I will be giving a poetry reading at McNally Jackson. ~ Posted Feb. 27, 2018

  • A poem from my book was featured in Luvina, the literary journal of Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico. ~ Posted Aug. 7, 2017

  • Interview by Mariza Bafile for the book Nuevo país de las letras, with a short commentary on my work by Alfredo Chacón. ~ Posted Jan. 6, 2017

If you are in the US and want to get a signed copy, contact me.