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.

Things 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. I’ve written minimally in French. It would be nice to reach poetry-writing fluency in more languages!

Poetry \(\vee\) Poesía

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