Mario Meléndez (Linares, Chile, 1971). Mario Meléndez studied Journalism and Social Communication. His books include: Notes for a Legend, Underground Flight, The Paper Circus, Death Has Its Days Numbered, Waiting for Perec and The Magician of Loneliness. Part of his work was translated into various languages. For several years he lived in Mexico City, where he directed the series Poetas Latinoamericanos in the press Laberinto Ediciones and made anthologies of Chilean and Latin American poetry. At the beginning of 2012 he fixed his residence in Italy. In 2013 he received the medal of the President of the Italian Republic, awarded by the Don Luigi di Liegro International Foundation. During the period 2014-2016, he directed two collections of Latin American poetry for Raffaelli Editore, from Rimini. A selection of his work appeared in the prestigious magazine Poesia de Nicola Crocetti. At the beginning of 2015, he was included in the anthology El canon abierto. Last poetry in Spanish (Visor, Spain). In 2017 some of his poems were translated into English and published in the legendary Poetry Magazine. In 2018 he returned to Chile to become general editor of the Vicente Huidobro Foundation.
Notes for a Legend (Mario Meléndez, Linares, Chile, 1971) is one of the most original voices of his generation. His poetry springs forth from great masters the likes of Vicente Huidobro and Julio Cortázar, but from there his sense of humor and of the macabre take over. One must-read poem is “My cat wants to be a poet.”: At a book signing, “I recognized...In stock