Saturday, December 20, 2008

Aimless Reading: The A's, Part 21


Cuasi
Originally uploaded by Michael_Kelleher
Aroche, Rito Ramón
Cuasi


Rito was another younger poet I met in Cuba, and another, like Carlos Aguilera, whose work is strikingly experimental, made out of a combination of intense intellectual work and a love of wordplay.

Most of the avant-garde seems to have come into their own by reading at the rooftop apartment of Reína Mara Rodríguez. It was she that put together the conference we attended in Havana. We didn't get to go to a reading in her apartment, but we did get to go to a couple of great parties.

His work is very difficult to translate, so here is a video of him reading, instead of a passage from the book:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYsyopz1MG0

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