Carlos Pezoa Veliz
Chileans of Spanish descent
Chilean journalists Forum
Carlos Pezoa Veliz was a poet, educator and journalist from Chile. His literary work remained largely unedited until his death at the young age of 29. He was posthumously recognized as a major figure in the history of Chilean poetry.
His poetry was written within the post-modernist Latin American movement, which broke with the Symbolist and Parnassian schools of Ruben Darios modernism. The poetry of Pezoa Veliz constituted a conscious use of language as a basis for a new vision of the world and in particular a novel way of observing the cultural and psychological roots of all things Chilean. Pezoa Veliz could be considered a founding poet and fundamental figure in the history of Chilean poetry which has given the world of literature figures like Pablo Neruda, Gabriela Mistral, Gonzalo Rojas and Nicanor Parra.
During his lifetime his body of work was published in journals and periodical publications which were compiled in 1911 - four years after the poets death - by Ernesto Montenegro under the title of Alma Chilena (The Chilean Soul) the name of one of Pezoa Velizs most renowned and cited poem. Subsequently, in 1927, Armando Donoso published a new book including new poems, short stories and journalistic articles under the title Campanas de Oro (The Golden Chimes), which were later on broadened by Nicomedes Guzman in his Antologia de Carlos Pezoa Veliz (Anthology of Carlos Pezoa Veliz) .
Espectaculos: Carlos Moyano Jana y Carlos Pezoa Veliz - Viernes 1 de agosto de 2008
Selection of poems by Carlos Pezoa Veliz
The Hospital, One Afternoon (translated by Thomas Walsh)
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