“Un Libro por Centavos” reaches its 153rd edition “El beso” – Anthology by Jorge Valencia Jaramillo
The “Un libro por centavos” Collection begins 2019 with the publication of poetry book number 153, “El beso” (The Kiss), an anthology by Jorge Valencia Jaramillo, where heartbreak, and irony, or love and black humor are unequivocally linked to the total reinvention of the poem, as stated by José Luis Díaz-Granados.
The “Un libro por centavos” Collection, a Cultural Decanatura initiative with a fifteen-year trajectory (2003-2018), has featured the best-known national and international poets and promoted the new values of the genre, in beautiful and economic editions, with 8,000 to 10,000 publications per title, distributed monthly as a gift to subscribers of El Malpensante Magazine.
The Collection is also distributed, free of charge, to public libraries, culture houses, schools, university libraries, penitentiaries, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. The Collection is now found in the libraries of Stanford, Harvard, and Yale universities,
Anthology number 153, “El beso,” was carefully selected and prepared by the author, poet Jorge Valencia Jaramillo.