Issue 94 |

Altazor by Vincente Huidrobro


C. D. Wright recommends
Altazor, poetry by Vincente Huidrobro, translated by Eliot Weinberger: "A book-length poem from the twenties that continues to set the mind on fire. An exhilarating tribute to the future, which is perhaps the only place it is reasonable to aspire since the present is nonetheless interesting but a deadly spot in which to drop anchor. Not advocating escapism here, but an energizing tonic to brace us for the day at hand." (Wesleyan)