In this page you can find material related to a different passion of mine, literature, which as Borges said, is a directed form of dreaming.

Authors I like In no particular order, here is a list of authors I really really like.
  • Wisława Szymborska
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Roberto Bolaño
  • Alejandra Pizarnik
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • Ernesto Sábato
  • Rafael Chaparro
  • Andrés Caicedo
  • Sully Prudhomme
  • Charles Baudelaire
  • Albert Camus
  • José Emilio Pacheco
  • Pablo Neruda
  • Francisco de Quevedo
  • Enrique Lihn
  • Constantine P. Cavafy
  • Franz Kafka
  • Emmanuel Carrère
  • Michel Houellebecq
  • Miguel de Cervantes
  • Charles Bukowski
  • Bret Easton Ellis
  • Mary Shelley
  • Julio Cortázar
  • Gabriel García Márquez
Things I've written

Roughly half of my writing is done in Spanish, the other half in English. This page does not include any of my translation work yet, and it is still missing several pieces, which I plan to add slowly over time. If you, whoever you are, enjoy any of them, I’ll be happy to know. If you find any typos or grammatical errors, please let me know over e-mail.

Poetry \(\vee\) Poesía

  1. Fragments (English, 2022)
  2. In Viridis Veritas (English, 2021)
  3. Pequeña Declaración de Amargor (Spanish, 2021)
  4. Neither Kinky nor Rhymes (English, 2021, presented at the PUC OpenMic, week theme: kinky rhymes)
  5. The Essence is out to lunch and the Words have taken over the ship (English, 2021, presented at the PUC OpenMic, week theme: words)
  6. Diagrama de Fases (Spanish, 2021, presented at the PUC OpenMic, week theme: screens)
  7. Topología Corporal II (Spanish, 2018)
  8. Sueño de una noche de Otoño (Spanish, 2017)
  9. Colombia Descafeinada (Spanish, 2015)
  10. Tarde o temprano la eroción y las algas vencen a las piedras (Spanish, 2015)
  11. Encuentro cercano del Tercer Tipo (Spanish, 2015)
  12. Desvelo (Spanish, 2014, won a high-school award.)

Short Stories \(\vee\) Cuentos

  1. Alicia en el motel de las maravillas
  2. Alice in the brothel of wonders
  3. Sweet Caroline (English version)
  4. Sweet Caroline (Spanish version)
  5. Daniela
POETIC project

In 2023, I started the POETIC (People’s Original Expressions Tacked In Cloth) project at CMU (Office 6207). The idea of this project is simply to display literature in the cloth-board outside of my office, in a way that hopefully sparks emotions and conversations on the passersby.

It’s a project about insisting on the value of Human Generated Text, in these times of overabundance of computer generated text. A poetic essay describing a bit more of the motivation behind the project is available here: Human Generated Text

Picture of me in front of the cloth board of the POETIC project
Picture 1: me in front of the cloth-board of the POETIC project. Picture taken by my friend Edward Chen.