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Winner of the Colorado Book Award for Translation upon its release, this book brings to English-speaking audiences new work by this brilliant Argentine poet of whom Octavio Paz says, "Each of Juarroz's poems is a surprising verbal crystallization: language reduced to a drop of light." In Juarroz's work we encounter the vertical depths of language, the inner wells.


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Winner of the Colorado Book Award for Translation upon its release, this book brings to English-speaking audiences new work by this brilliant Argentine poet of whom Octavio Paz says, "Each of Juarroz's poems is a surprising verbal crystallization: language reduced to a drop of light." In Juarroz's work we encounter the vertical depths of language, the inner wells.

30 review for Vertical Poetry: Recent Poems

  1. 4 out of 5

    julieta

    Tiene ideas maravillosas. Me pareció un idealista. Me encantó. Sueños, las palabras, la muerte, en fin, la vida misma. ---------------------------- En una segunda lectura, como que me salta que es demasiado meta meta meta, todo va como por encima. El está por fuera, del poema, del lenguaje, de la muerte, del sueño. Y eso supongo que es su estilo, pero es un poco repetitivo, porque siempre va por las mismas imágenes, como que cuando ya le agarras el juego ya no es taaan deslumbrante. Igual es muy l Tiene ideas maravillosas. Me pareció un idealista. Me encantó. Sueños, las palabras, la muerte, en fin, la vida misma. ---------------------------- En una segunda lectura, como que me salta que es demasiado meta meta meta, todo va como por encima. El está por fuera, del poema, del lenguaje, de la muerte, del sueño. Y eso supongo que es su estilo, pero es un poco repetitivo, porque siempre va por las mismas imágenes, como que cuando ya le agarras el juego ya no es taaan deslumbrante. Igual es muy lindo, y tiene imágenes preciosas.

  2. 5 out of 5

    PGR Nair

    Born in Coronel Dorrego near Buenos Aires in 1929, Roberto Juarroz worked as a professor Library Science in University of Buenos Aires. Intensely withdrawn as a person and a philosophical thinker , he was the proponent of what he himself called "explosive poetry", seeking pastures that goes beyond conventional limits of poetry and language. Ocatvio Paz called him one of the most distinguished of all Latin American poets. Paz wrote:" Each poem of Roberto Juarroz is a surprising verbal crystalliz Born in Coronel Dorrego near Buenos Aires in 1929, Roberto Juarroz worked as a professor Library Science in University of Buenos Aires. Intensely withdrawn as a person and a philosophical thinker , he was the proponent of what he himself called "explosive poetry", seeking pastures that goes beyond conventional limits of poetry and language. Ocatvio Paz called him one of the most distinguished of all Latin American poets. Paz wrote:" Each poem of Roberto Juarroz is a surprising verbal crystallization: language reduced to a bead of light. A major poet of absolute moments." This is very true about the subject and form of his poetry as his poems speak about a speaker's momentary confrontation with some quandary conveying the brevity of the immediate. Juarroz's goal in poetry is "the recuperation of the instant". Juarroz's vertical poetry is wise and luminous.As the great Argentinian novelistJulio Cortazar rightly said, "It's been a long time since I've read poems that have extended me and exalted me as his have." Roberto Juarroz called his entire body of verse "vertical poetry" using this phrase as the title of every one of his books, each poem a fragment of verticality yet also fragment of the whole impossible to complete. "Vertical Poetry" plunges deep and soars high. For Juarroz, verticality presupposed "to break , go beyond the flattened dimension, the stereotypical , conventional, to search for the other." It is the opposite of horizontality, the space we see extending around us of the material world. He doesn't title any of his poems which adds to the sense that the poems form part of an ongoing flow. His typical poems, as seen below, are aphoristic, cast as a riddle or syllogism, mixing abstraction with concrete image. One can find a rare confluence emotion, intelligence and sensitivity here. Autobiographical elements are absent in his poems and he doesn't follow history or politics or a particular life . He tries to speak of an experience outside of ordinary time. Juarroz's poetry expresses a despair of human condition in its idea that in each person there's a side that opens towards the void or abyss. His poems attempt a view of the depths and the heights playfully so that we are prevented from feeling that we are being addressed by a self-proclaimed prophet. While sometimes the subject is God or the nature of the universe, the immediate focus is almost always on something small, a leaf or butterfly , and frequently the voice that speaks to us is bemused or quizzical , even when it tells us "We have no other remedy, then/but to be paradise". Over his lifetime, the style of this poet never changed. Austere in language and generalized in imagery, his poems employ an interpersonal tone and archetypal sentiment . They have the spareness of haiku in their economy and simplicity of language, their reliance on images from nature and their Zen like serenity or playfulness. However, unlike the haiku, Juarroz's poems present the interior world. Here are some selections to give you a flavour of his poetry Poem 1 The most beautiful day lacks something: its dark side. Only to a near-sighted god could light by itself appear beautiful. Beside any Let there be light!, Let there be darkness! should also be said. We don't arrive at necessary night by omission only. Poem 2 Night shuts down sometimes like blocks of stone and leaves us without space. My hand then can no longer touch you to defend us from death and I can't even touch myself to defend us from absence. A vein that springs up in that same stone separates me from my own thought too. Thus night is converted into our first tomb. Poem 3 Now I can only wear old shoes. The road I follow wears shoes out from the first step. But only old shoes don't despise my road and only they can arrive where my road arrives. After that, you have to continue barefoot. Poem 4 An arrow pierces the universe. It doesn't matter who shot it. It crosses equally fluid and solid, visible and invisible . Trying to figure out where it's going would be like imagining a wall around nothing Arrow from the anonymous to the anonymous, from a void that isn't its origin toward another void that isn't its destination. movement not resembling movement but ecstasy constantly renewed. I find the arrow in your hand or you find it my thought. I can see it entering a cloud, cutting a bird in two, emerging from flowers and rains, splitting a blindness, penetrating the dead. Perhaps its model anonymity summons us to our own anonymity, to be able also to liberate ourselves from our beginning and our end. (for Laura) Poem 5 He drew windows everywhere. On walls too high, on walls too low, on blunt walls, in corners, on air and even on roofs. He drew windows as if drawing birds. On the floor, on nights, on glances tangibly deaf, on death's outskirts, on tombs, trees. He drew windows even on doors. But he never drew a door. He didn't want to enter or leave. He knew one can't. He only wanted to see: to see. He drew windows. Everywhere.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Esthër

    Qué cantidad de sensaciones condensadas en la simpleza y la tristeza de Juarroz. Y qué pena terminar su antología esencial :(

  4. 5 out of 5

    Manuel Molina

    Una bestialidad de poeta.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Marina

    No soy la misma persona después de leer este libro.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    "Verticle Poetry" contains fascinating and inspired work to which I return again and again.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Isaias Garde

    Con Roberto Juarroz estamos ante un poeta de un solo libro, Poesía vertical, que fue ampliándose con los años y de, casi, un solo tema: la poesía, o la palabra o el lenguaje o como quieran llamarlo. Juarroz se presenta enunciando "grandes cosas" en un estilo taxativo que tiene bastante que ver con el aforismo; él mismo reconocía cierto magisterio de Antonio Porchia. Supongo que el atractivo de Juarroz, para el poeta demasiado joven o para el poeta demasiado viejo, es que siempre parece tener razó Con Roberto Juarroz estamos ante un poeta de un solo libro, Poesía vertical, que fue ampliándose con los años y de, casi, un solo tema: la poesía, o la palabra o el lenguaje o como quieran llamarlo. Juarroz se presenta enunciando "grandes cosas" en un estilo taxativo que tiene bastante que ver con el aforismo; él mismo reconocía cierto magisterio de Antonio Porchia. Supongo que el atractivo de Juarroz, para el poeta demasiado joven o para el poeta demasiado viejo, es que siempre parece tener razón, o que directamente siempre tiene razón en su juego abstracto vertido con tenaz monotonía. ¿Quién se va a poner a discutir con Juarroz? ¿Y para qué?.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Leopoldo

    Me doy cuenta de que, cuando los poetas maduran (o comienzan escribiendo con una vocación inconmensurable) siempre terminan dándose cuenta de que sólo hay un par de temas de los que en verdad vale la pena hablar. Juarroz recuerda a los poetas filósofos de la antigüedad, que buscaban en la poesía una forma de reflexión y de búsqueda de la verdad. El argentino, en su caso, es un poeta de la oscuridad, encuentra sus versos en esos intersticios sombríos donde las únicas certezas son sobre la propia Me doy cuenta de que, cuando los poetas maduran (o comienzan escribiendo con una vocación inconmensurable) siempre terminan dándose cuenta de que sólo hay un par de temas de los que en verdad vale la pena hablar. Juarroz recuerda a los poetas filósofos de la antigüedad, que buscaban en la poesía una forma de reflexión y de búsqueda de la verdad. El argentino, en su caso, es un poeta de la oscuridad, encuentra sus versos en esos intersticios sombríos donde las únicas certezas son sobre la propia ignorancia del mundo y de nosotros mismos. De lo mejor que he leído en este año.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    Me gusta mucho la poesía de Roberto Juarroz. Sus poemas Novena.13, Novena.39, y Undécima.III.8 eran mi favoritos en este libro. También, me gustó la poema inédita en la página última. “A veces parece que estamos en el centro de la fiesta. Sin embargo en el centro de la fiesta no hay nadie. En el centro de la fiesta está el vacío. Pero en el centro del vacío hay otra fiesta.”

  10. 4 out of 5

    Fer GM

    La obra de un genio. La vida y la lengua que da nombre a las emociones, empaquetadas en versos densos y llenos de concepto. Maravilloso

  11. 4 out of 5

    IE

    I am only half way through, but I already know that this book will destroy me before it ends. There is so much of Juarroz' that I respond to: his obsession with intermediaries, his paradoxes, his diction. He may be the poet I've been looking for, all this time. Update: Just as I expected. There were a few poems that didn't really awe me, so I wasn't destroyed exactly, but I hate to be an absolutist at this point. The exceptional ones far outweighed the blahs and the book was so worth the money. H I am only half way through, but I already know that this book will destroy me before it ends. There is so much of Juarroz' that I respond to: his obsession with intermediaries, his paradoxes, his diction. He may be the poet I've been looking for, all this time. Update: Just as I expected. There were a few poems that didn't really awe me, so I wasn't destroyed exactly, but I hate to be an absolutist at this point. The exceptional ones far outweighed the blahs and the book was so worth the money. His poems moved like waves, away, then back to, the same obsessions: light, dark, life, death, the in-between spaces, love. I want to learn Spanish just so I can read him closer.

  12. 4 out of 5

    IE

    More of 3.5, really. I like it when the terrain's rough and creates a lot of friction in my reading. I like it esoteric, difficult, irreverent, cause am I repeatedly forced to start from scratch. In other words, I'm masochistic. This VP didn't have much friction. I glided from one poem to another most of the time. I guess it was because of Juarroz' stylistic stasis. But perhaps it was also because I felt less movement within and between the poems, less correspondence. I dunno. It just felt less in More of 3.5, really. I like it when the terrain's rough and creates a lot of friction in my reading. I like it esoteric, difficult, irreverent, cause am I repeatedly forced to start from scratch. In other words, I'm masochistic. This VP didn't have much friction. I glided from one poem to another most of the time. I guess it was because of Juarroz' stylistic stasis. But perhaps it was also because I felt less movement within and between the poems, less correspondence. I dunno. It just felt less interesting than its predecessor.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    13, 27, 46, 16, 25, 4, 11, 21, 13, 45, 14, 24, 35, 7 Soledad que no es tan soledad. Muerte que no es tan muerte. Ding Ding Ding Lo fugaz dentro, lo eterno fuera. Dead, dead, dead. La parte de sí que hay en el no y la parte del no que hay en el sí se separan a veces de sus cauces y se unen en otro que ya no es sí ni no. Por ese cauce corre el río de los cristales más despiertos.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kamen

    «El centro no es un punto. Si lo fuera, resultaría fácil acertarlo. No es ni siquiera la reducción de un punto a su infinito. El centro es una ausencia, de punto, de infinito, y aun de ausencia, y sólo se acierta con ausencia.» Segunda Poesía Vertical (1963)

  15. 5 out of 5

    IE

    Juarroz as is. Though I prefer Crow's work over Merwin's.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ada

    3,7

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lihuén Tukić

    Excelente, hay tantos pensamientos tan profundos con los que me sentí tan identificada... Recomendable para reflexionar...

  18. 5 out of 5

    Josue Olvera

    Es muy bueno. Ejemplo: "No debiera ser posible dormirse sin tener cerca una voz para poderse despertar." Roberto Juarróz.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Bautista

    Excelente.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Miguel Chavez

    "Quizá debamos aprender que lo imperfecto es otra forma de la perfección: la forma que la perfección asume para poder ser amada."

  21. 5 out of 5

    Antonio Delgado

    Poesía sobre lo mucho que existe en la nada, y de la mucha nada que somos.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Robert Jonte

  23. 4 out of 5

    Santos

  24. 4 out of 5

    Cloud

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sara

  26. 5 out of 5

    Rexo

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sara Reis

  28. 4 out of 5

    Christian Bailón Fdez

  29. 5 out of 5

    Javier Bonilla

  30. 4 out of 5

    Volumetrico

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