At a certain point, your relatives become distant, begin to die. Oliverio is dead, and the whole continent has gone among the condors, ten months later, raising their blowdarts; landholders died, anonymous gladiators. They have died ultimately in a poor way, and so continue to die, as was foretold. Emilio (whose turn… [Read More]
Francisco Urondo (1930–1976) was an Argentine poet and militant who was killed at the start of the “Dirty War.” He was Minister of Culture in Santa Fe and director of the Department of Literature at the University of Buenos Aires. Urondo produced eighteen works of poetry, fiction, testimonial writing, and essays, along with plays and scripts for the stage and screen. His work has been otherwise untranslated in English, but formed an important part of the committed, conversational turn in Latin American poetry.