“Un Libro por Centavos” reaches its Edition No. 160 “He escrito todo mi desamparo”

Complimentary copies are distributed to subscribers of "El Malpensante” Magazine, public libraries, culture houses, schools, universities, penitentiaries, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. The Collection is now found in the libraries of Stanford, Harvard, and Yale universities, among others.

The “Un libro por centavos” Collection, a Cultural Decanatura initiative, after sixteen-years (2003-2019) of free, monthly, and uninterrupted publications, introduces a new issue.

Issue No. 160, “He escrito todo mi desamparo,” an anthology of poems by Hellman Pardo for this Collection, was carefully selected and prepared by the author himself.

Following is an excerpt:

El Aro

Por la soledad del corregimiento

avanza un hombre cubierto de maleza.

Se arrastra sin hacer ruido,

como un largo exilio que se arruina

en los galpones del alma.

Atrás aúllan los perros.

Su cuerpo pronto será roca de sangre,

el tibio huevo que se romperá en el pecho del destino.