Book Launch in Caracas
Last Saturday in Caracas I presented my new poetry collection, Cuaderno de otra parte. Venezuelan poet Igor Barreto was kind enough to do the honors, and award-winning publishing house Libros del Fuego was responsible for making the book a reality. I am immensely grateful to them and to everyone who came to the book launch.
Cuaderno de otra parte deals with my experiences after leaving Venezuela in 2011 to live in the US. I am part of what is called—rather problematically—"the Venezuelan diaspora," consisting mostly of young people who left the country during the Bolivarian Revolution (1999-present). In these poems, I try to zoom in and out of this social and political reality to explore its contradictions and ambiguities.
Contrapunto published a note about the event.