I thought it would be good, on this 4th of March, which marks the third anniversary of the death of Keith Flint, to let you know that my poetry pamphlet Flint, dedicated to him and to Armando Vega Gil, is ready to go to print and will be released soon by Contraband. I’ll update you when it’s out.

The book is an attempt to call forth hope and the celebration of life in the midst of both grief and springtime. It is very hard to even conceive what hope may look like in times like these, but I believe it walks hand in hand with poetry, and with poetry’s obstinate celebration and honouring of life, even in times of grief – perhaps even more so in times of grief.

Creo que este 4 de marzo, tercer aniversario de la muerte de Keith Flint, es un buen momento para avisarles que mi plaquette de poesía Flint, dedicada a él y a Armando Vega Gil, está lista para entrar a imprenta y será publicada próximamente por la editorial independiente Contraband. Les avisaré cuando salga.

El libro intenta invocar la esperanza y la celebración de la vida en medio del dolor, y a media primavera. Es muy difícil concebir siquiera cómo puede ser la esperanza en los tiempos que corren, pero creo que va de la mano de la poesía, y de la obstinada costumbre de la poesía de celebrar y honrar la vida, incluso en tiempos de dolor – quizá incluso entonces más que nunca.

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