Argentina feature
VALERIA TENTONI, WASHINGTON CUCURTO & SERGIO RAIMONDI
 

31 MARCH 2016 by Julio Carrasco

Valeria Tentoni, born in Bahía Blanca, 1985, is a writer and journalist.

Since 2011, she is the editor of the Audiotheque of Contemporary Poetry. She is the author of Batalla sonora (published in Chile by Manual Ediciones, 2009), Ajuar (which won the first price in Editorial Ruinas Circulares’ contest in Buenos Aires, 2011) and Antitierra (again in Chile, by Libros del Pez Espiral, 2014). She is also the author of two short story collections: El sistema del silencio (17 Grises, Bahía Blanca, 2012) and Furia diamante, that came out in 2015 in the young writer’s collection Leer es futuro from the Cultural Ministry of Argentina. She participated as a screenwriter in the movie El abrigo del viento, directed by Romina Haurie (Lupa Productora, 2013).

Tentoni also has been included in several anthologies, like young Latin American writers Voces -30 (Ebooks Patagonia, 2014) or Penúltimos. 33 poetas de Argentina 1965-1985, published in 2014 by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Washington Cucurto
(Argentina, 1973)
By Jordan Lee Schnee Washington Cucurto has invented a new literary form. He calls it realismo atolondrado: ‘headlong realism.’ It puts a Latin-American twist on the hard-boiled writing of the likes of Charles Bukowski and William S. Burroughs, mingling Beat with Spanish-language sensibilities and a pan-Latino consciousness.

Sergio Raimondi
(Argentina, 1968)
By Ben Bollig Sergio Raimondi (1968) is a poet, academic and cultural organiser from the city of Bahía Blanca, on the south coast of Buenos Aires province. Trained as a literary specialist, Raimondi has for many years taught at the Universidad Nacional del Sur. He has a particular interest in Latin poetry, as evidenced both by formal features of his work (particularly the intricacies of his syntax) and his translations of Catullus into Spanish (Catulito, 1999). 

 

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