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A female voice stands out in Book No. 151 of the “Un libro por centavos” Collection

This book confirms how women deeply mark the plural path of Colombian poetry of her generation.

We are celebrating the anniversary of a dream that became a publishing project – the “Un libro por centavos” Collection – an ambitious craving that became a collective purpose for remedying a notorious gap in the publishing world.

The fifteen-year initiative transcends national and Iberoamerican spheres. The Collection is now found in the libraries of Stanford, Harvard, and Yale universities, the United States Congress, as well as prisons, cultural and literary events, university libraries, colleges and schools in municipalities and townships throughout the country.

Poetry book No. 151, “La Casa,” an anthology by Sandra Uribe confirms, as states poet Felipe García Quintero, also a poet of the Collection, that the female voice deeply marks the plural path of Colombian poetry of her generation.

Hipótesis tardías (excerpt)

Si mi casa estuviera hecha con palabras no me calcinaría el silencio,

la humedad y las grietas no serían más que metáforas del frío

que se alimenta con mis huesos.

Si mi morada fuera un poema tendría una fuente en la mitad del patio

y las monedas oxidadas por la memoria de tantos deseos perdidos

no hablarían en los bolsillos del hambre.

Si la argamasa de los muros estuviera hecha de aliento incontenible,

si las vocales llenaran las horas con ese humo que no asfixia,

sería difícil desprenderse del fuego,…