Columbian Poets

The saga of Macondo allowed us to understand the condition of being in a tropical country with nationals and to recognize a tradition that until then had only dawned outside its borders but that stuck with some dignity thanks to works such as Maria de Jorge Isaacs, Joseph The Vortex Eustasio Rivera and Night of the “Bogota universal “Jose Asuncion Silva. However, despite the amnesia of so many generations, episodes such as the War of the Thousand Days, 9 April, violence liberal and conservative, the births of the guerrillas, paramilitary massacres in recent years, the phenomenon of drug trafficking and contract killings were part of the common imagination of the fathers of this new development or generation of poets.

But while these were episodes of the past of the country, was in the 1980s, a period in which these poets came to adolescence, which was completed on bleeding the country: the takeover of the Palace of Justice, the extermination of a left party and the rise of narco-marked for ever new generations of Colombia and, of course, poets. While the new poets were the children of the “disillusioned generation”, his skepticism grew older with the harsh reality that indelible passed before his eyes. A Colombian poets born in the 1970s, like their peers in other latitudes and hemispheres, accounted live in a world wide and outside, with a percentage of hungry and illiterate that exceeds all limits. The hieroglyph of the world saw the front and access codes to the intricacies of the crisis were more scarce every day.

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