Yesterday, Electric Cereal posted poem fragments by David Meza (Mexico, 1990) from his book Vishnu’s Dream published by El Gaviero Ediciones in Spain. These were translated from the Spanish by Luis Silva. Here are my two favorite fragments below:
Poetry is how you throw rocks at…
There are pleasures to be had from books beyond being lightly entertained. There is the pleasure of being challenged; the pleasure of feeling one’s range and capacities expanding; the pleasure of entering into an unfamiliar world, and being lead into empathy with a consciousness very different from one’s own; the pleasure of knowing what others have already thought it worth knowing, and entering a larger conversation.
Bookshops are infested with ideas. Books are quivering, murmuring creatures.
Mike Recommends The Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne
In which the Talking Heads frontman and purveyor of the avant garde distractedly chronicles his adventures through major cities around the world on his fold-up bicycle. While each chapter begins and ends with a description of a different city’s physical layout and bicyclical accessibility, the bulk of the book has more of an actual diary feel to it, as the most unremarkable events or utterances from strangers cause him to go off on philosophical, sociological, or political digressions that rarely tie back into biking. Entirely more entertaining when read in Byrne’s spacey vocal delivery.
Excerpt from Alejandro Jodorowsky's Autobiographical Novel, 'Where the Bird Sings Best' | VICE United States
Filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s new novel arrives in September, but you can read an excerpt now at VICE.
You might also like our recent interview with Jodoroswky.
… it only takes two facing mirrors to construct a labyrinth.
Listen to Alejandro Zambra’s story “Fantasía” at Radio Ambulante
"In this story by novelist Alejandro Zambra, three friends get into the moving business in Santiago de Chile."