Discussion: Songs, Caves, Fireworks – Contemporary Spanish-Language Poetry in Central and South America

The last twenty years have seen several, often conflicting trends in Latin American poetry: conversation and hallucination, baroqueness and ellipsis, the transhistorical and the political, epos and whisper. Regardless of theme or topic, a sense of wonder and disenchantment operate in unison to produce the peculiar tone of Spanish-language poetry. In English conversation, the poets Ramona de Jesús (Colombia, 1990) and Carlos F. Grigsby (Nicaragua, 1988) will discuss their own stances and affinities within this intricate landscape and read their own poems. Finnish translations by Emma Toukonen. Host/Interviewer: Jose Luis Rico.


Permantosali, ground floor
Tekstin talo
Lintulahdenkatu 3
00530 Helsinki