Join us for an a talk and film screening on the state of Chilean poetics, translation, and small-presses with Carlos Soto Román.
He will present: "Señales de Ruta" (Road Signs) a documentary by Tevo Díaz.The film recreates the life and work of poet Juan Luis Martínez (Viña del Mar, 1942-1993), author of important books for Chilean literature, such as "La Nueva Novela" (The New Novel, 1977), the object-book "La Poesía Chilena" (Chilean Poetry, 1978), and the posthumous "Poemas del Otro" (Poems of the other, 2003). The documentary offers a vision that gets closer to the codes Juan Luis Martínez exhibited in his work, while being a piece of great quality and visual audacity contained in the space of 30 minutes.
Carlos Soto Román is the author of Philadelphia’s Notebooks (Otoliths, 2011), and Chile Project [Re-Classified] (Gauss PDF, 2013) He is a translator and the curator of the cooperative anthology of US poetry Elective Affinities. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.