Carlos oquendo de amat

Carlos Oquendo de Amat
Born (1905-04-17)17 April 1905
Moho, Puno, Peru
Died 6 March 1936(1936-03-06)
Guadarrama, Spain
Occupation Writer, poet
Nationality Peruvian
Period 20th century
Genres Poetry
Literary movement Avant-garde
Notable work(s) 5 Meters of Poems (1927)

Carlos Oquendo de Amat (April 17, 1905 – March 6, 1936) was a Peruvian poet born in Moho, generally recognized by his only book of poetry 5 Meters of Poems, first published on 1927, which is an accordion book or pop-up book which extends to approximately 5 meters in length when fully opened. In the words of Urayoán Noel "5 Meters of Poems is a joy to read, and a significant contribution to our understanding of Latin American vanguard poetry beyond such canonical figures as Neruda and Vallejo. Here’s hoping for many more meters!".

Works

  • 5 Metros de Poemas, Editorial Minerva, Lima: 1927 (first edition).
  • Five Meters of Poems, translated by David M. Guss with woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi, Turkey Press, Isla Vista, California, 1986.
  • 5 Metros de Poemas, Ediciones El Taller del Libro, Madrid: 2004. ISBN 84-933844-1-0
  • 5 metros de Poemas / 5 Metri de Poesie, translated by Riccardo Badini, In Forma di Parole poetry review, Italy, 2002.
  • 5 Meters of Poems, Spanish-English bilingual edition, translated by Joshua Beckman and Alejandro de Acosta, Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, New York, 2010. ISBN 978-1-933254-59-3

External links

  • Biography and photography of the autor and info about the Ugly Duckling Presse edition
  • Info about the Turkey Press edition
  • Review of the 2010 USA edition by Urayoán Noel
  • About the 2004 Spanish edition
  • About the Italian edition (in Spanish)

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