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De Cartografías sentimentales/Affective cartographies de Luisa Futoransky

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Philippa Page



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Argentine poet, Luisa Futoransky, has a long-standing fascination with the urban in her poetry. The following poems are a taster of her forthcoming bilingual anthology, Cartografías sentimentales/Affective cartographies, which brings together her poems about cities. The poems composing this new anthology together create an affective map that spans both decades and continents, each city ultimately co-existing in this mnemonic and sentimental cartography in the present. Some of the poems in this sample are the fruit of a fleeting encounter with the cities in question. Others lay bare a much more intimate relationship to the surroundings: namely Paris, Luisa Futoransky’s current home, and Buenos Aires, the poet’s home city, which often bears an unspoken -almost spectral- presence in her work. Here, she unmasks the urban and takes us into the viscera of cities that take on a personality of their own.

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Author(s): Futoransky L, Page P

Publication type: Creative Writing

Publication status: Published

Journal: Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y Literatura

Year: 2016

Volume: 31

Issue: 2

Pages: 233-243

Print publication date: 01/04/2016

Online publication date: 01/04/2016

Acceptance date: 30/11/2015

ISSN (print): 0888-6091

ISSN (electronic): 2328-6962

Publisher: Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Northern Colorado, USA.