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They will hold a poetry festival in tribute to the deceased writer Alejandro Rubio

They will hold a poetry festival in tribute to the deceased writer Alejandro Rubio

Alejandro Rubio was one of the main exponents of an alternative circuit of Argentine poetry in the ’90s.

On Saturday, June 15, from 3 p.m., a day of tribute to the deceased will be held. Alejandro Rubioauthor and reference of Argentine poetry of the late 20th century. It will be in the Leopoldo Marechal Cultural Centerin the town of Villa Tesei, district of Hurlingham.

The event will have the presence of stands from independent Argentine publishers, such as Mansalva, Club Hem, Gog & Magog, Yellow Pages and Vox/Lux. In addition, discussion tables were organized by other authors and those close to the poet, who died in February 2024.

The day is named after “Bad Music in Argentine poetry“. Within the events, the table was organized “Against the goodness of the good” (with the presence of four authors), the debate space “Argentine literature is Evil” (where five writers will participate) and a final “invocation” activity to Alejandro Rubiowhich includes unreleased cuts from the film “bad image“, produced in 2017.

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Alejandro Rubio

On Wednesday, February 14, 2024 and at the age of 57, Alejandro Rubio He died in a public hospital in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Liniers. A figure of contemporary Argentine poetry in the ’90s, he was a prolific author who marked an alternative circuit when he published Characters talking to the wall (1994) and Bad music (1997)which expressed a sentiment opposed to the neoliberalism that marked the decade.

Companion to a movement of authors who transgressed the national poetic canon (composed of Fabián Casas, Washington Cucurto, Martín Gambarotta, Fernanda Laguna, Sergio Raimondi, Anahí Mallol, among others), his work was compiled almost entirely in “Mental illness” (Gog & Magog)in 2012.

In one of his last interviews published in Eterna Cadencia, he explained the relationship between poetry and experience: “The emotions that are presented in a poem are aesthetic, they are not real. It is a mediated relationship, like the relationship between reality and fiction, a relationship in this case mediated by aesthetics. Then if the reader feels something, it is something of the reader, not mine. For me, poets are readers who actually read how the device of the poem is put together, that is what they are looking for.”

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