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THE INFRARREALISTAS. Read more about the issue here:
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"The truth is there are so many things I want to tell I don’t know where to begin.
I’ll summarize it and you make like you’re reading one of those enumerative poems by Adrián Henri.
I have a son who is four and a half named Lautaro.
I write."

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—Roberto Bolaño to Mario Santiago Papasquiaro (November 29, 1994)

Chicago Review 60.3: The Infrarrealistas. Preview the new issue here: http://chicagoreview.org/issues/issue-6003/

From left to right: Rubén Medina, Roberto Bolaño, José Rosas Ribeyro, Margarita Caballero, and Mario Santiago Papasquiaro, Chapultepec Park, Mexico City, 1975.

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Subscribe to Chicago Review today and receive a free copy of 56:02/03, our special issue on the late poet and critic Veronica Forrest-Thomson. The issue, from Autumn 2011, is now available for a special price of $5.00. Forrest-Thomson's influential 1978 book "Poetic Artifice: A Theory of Twentieth-Century Poetry," long out of print, was reprinted for the first time last March by Shearsman Books. Purchase the issue/subscribe here: http://chicagoreview.org/issues/autumn-2011/

"How is the young poetry of Mexico, kids from 17 to 25? (Did we fail them? Do we deserve for them to spit on us? Do they like us even if it’s only a little bit? Questions to ask oneself on nights of insomnia and serenity, preferably in the winter or during the hottest days of summer)."

—Roberto Bolaño to Mario Santiago Papasquiaro (April 1995)

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Pictured: Mario Santiago Papasquiaro, Mexico City, 1994.

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We are excited to announce that the first 25 orders of the Dot’s Diner/Helen Adam bundle through Further Other Book Works come with a free copy of our Helen Adam issue! FOBW will ship CR 60:02 and Jack Collum & Elizabeth Robinson’s Dot’s Diner immediately, and The Collages of Helen Adam when it comes out in the fall. Don't miss this pre-sale discount!

"I know you’ll do something. Even if it’s shouting on a lonely street on a deserted night. Our generation is having a very rough go of it. When I think about it, nevertheless, I feel like laughing. We’ve finally managed to make not just our poor poems into a challenge but also our poor lives. What else could we want."

—Roberto Bolaño to Mario Santiago Papasquiaro (September 1995)

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"It would be hard to overestimate Moten’ s investment in collectivity. His poetics of the social is marked by a hyper-awareness of its always being (in) a social scene. His writing departs from a skeptical understanding of the poet as an isolated individual. This skepticism, coming from a poetry premised on the capacity to enact or flesh out social interactions, produces a felicitous effect on the reader."

–Gerónimo Sarmiento Cruz on Fred Moten's "The Little Edges"

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"I wrote you some sad letters in Barcelona…do you have them? I wrote to Salomé and Carmen, did they arrive? send me lots of poems lots of poems, a whole lot, all of them, poems poets i love most, i love you always (and dream about you) farewell, the day is opaque, farewell."

–Mara Larrosa to Roberto Bolaño (Undated)

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(Left to right): Mara Larrosa, Roberto Bolaño, and Lisa Johnson, 1975.

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"Greetings to Mara, Clara, your wife, your kids, the young Mexican poets, the statues along the Alameda, the ghost of the Cristal Bookstore…."

–Roberto Bolaño to Mario Santiago Papasquiaro (September 1995)

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"The best painting in Latin America is the one still done at unconscious levels, playing, partying, the experiment that gives us a real vision of what we are and opens us up to what are capable of will be the best painting of Latin America is the one we paint with greens reds and blues on our own faces, in order to recognize ourselves in the unending creation of the tribe."

-Roberto Bolaño, Leave It All, Once More (ca. 1976)

Chicago Review 60.3: The Infrarrealistas. Preview the new issue here: http://chicagoreview.org/issues/issue-6003/

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"What can I ask of current Latin American painting? What can I ask of the theater?
It is more revealing and visual to stand in a park demolished by smog and watch the people cross the avenues in groups (which shrink and expand), when both pedestrians as well as drivers have to get back to their storage closets, and it’s the time of day when killers emerge and the victims follow.
Really, what stories do painters tell me?"

-Roberto Bolaño, Leave It All, Once More (ca. 1976)

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"The true imagination is that which dynamites, elucidates and injects emerald microbes of other imaginations. In poetry and things, the becoming material has to be a becoming adventure. To create tools for the daily subversion."

-Roberto Bolaño, Leave it All, Once More (ca. 1976)

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"EXAMPLE OF TOTAL ART
TOTAL SCULPTURE (AND WITH MOVEMENT): A RALLY OF 10,000 TO 20,000 PEOPLE SUPPORTING THE STRIKE OF THE DEMOCRATIC TENDENCY OF THE ELECTRICAL WORKERS’ UNION
TOTAL MUSIC: A TRIP ON MUSHROOMS THROUGH THE MAZATECA SIERRA
TOTAL PAINTING: CLAUDIA KERIK BACKWARDS & FORWARDS
TOTAL POETRY: THIS INTERVIEW DISTRIBUTED BY TELEPATHY OR BY JUST THE MOVEMENT OF MY HAIR (OF AN AFRICAN LION) AND ALL ITS ELECTRIC CHARGE"

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-Mario Santiago Papasquiaro, Infrarealist Manifesto (ca. 1976)

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"From an almost neo-romantic placement of the poetic speaker in a concrete present, Robertson immediately passes to meditation on the most abstract of sciences. This conjunction of lived embodiment and geometry, corporeality and form, is the project of '3 Summers.' Attending to the immanence of form within the body, this book is both a statement of materialism and a statement of corporeal aestheticism."

-Sam Rowe on Lisa Robertson's "3 Summers"

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Lisa Robertson, 3 Summers Toronto: Coach House Books, 2016. 120pp. $17.95 Reviewed by Sam Rowe “4:16 in the afternoon in the summer of my 52nd year / I’ m lying on the bed in the heat wondering abo…
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"The infrarealists say: let’s stick our head in all human hindrances, in such a way that things begin to move within one, an awesome vision of mankind."

-Roberto Bolaño, Leave It All, Once More (ca. 1976)

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"CULTURE IS NOT IN BOOKS NOR IN PAINTINGS OR STATUES IT IS IN THE NERVES / IN THE FLUIDITY OF THE NERVES/ CLEARER PROPOSITION: A CULTURE MADE FLESH/ A CULTURE IN FLESH, IN SENSITIVITY (THIS OLD DREAM OF ANTONIN ARTAUD)"

-Mario Santiago Papasquiaro, Infrarealist Manifesto (ca. 1976)

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"I repeat:
The poet as hero revealing heroes, as a fallen red tree announcing the beginning of the forest.

–The attempts at a coherent ethics-aesthetics are paved with betrayals or pathetic survivals.

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–And an individual could walk a thousand kilometers but in the end the path eats him up.

–Our ethics is the Revolution, our aesthetics, Life: one-lone-thing."

-Roberto Bolaño, Leave It All, Once More (ca. 1976)

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"WHAT DO WE PROPOSE?
TO NOT MAKE WRITING A PROFESSION
TO SHOW THAT EVERYTHING IS ART AND THAT EVERYBODY CAN DO IT
TO DEAL WITH “INSIGNIFICANT THINGS”/WITHOUT INSTITUTIONAL VALUE/ TO PLAY/ ART SHOULD BE UNLIMITED IN QUANTITY, ACCESSIBLE TO ALL, AND, IF POSSIBLE, MADE BY ALL"
-Mario Santiago Papasquiaro, Infrarealist Manifesto (ca. 1976)

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"I will never have the privilege to work with a writer 'like ' him again: iconoclastic, insistent to the point of becoming overbearing, and yet routinely warm and appreciative, too—a great collaborator for me during our work together. Flores was intuitive in the most human and aesthetic of ways. These qualities were palpable in the poetry he left behind."
- Kristin Dykstra, In Memoriam Juan Carlos Flores (1962-2016)

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In Memoriam Juan Carlos Flores (1962–2016) Kristin Dykstra The tragic loss came in 2016. Stop-motion images of death compete unnaturally with his poetics: his poems swivel, cycle, gesticulate, perf…
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Chicago Review updated their cover photo.

From left to right: Rubén Medina, Roberto Bolaño, José Rosas Ribeyro, Margarita Caballero, and Mario Santiago Papasquiaro, Chapultepec Park, Mexico City, 1975.

This photograph appears in our new issue, 60.3: The Infrarrealistas.

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