Raúl Zurita Interview

by on Aug.27, 2010

Daniel Borzutzky has an interiew with the Great Chilean author Raul Zurita on the Poetry Foundation:

“That idea came about in the most desperate time of my life. I got the idea far before it happened, in 1975; it was at the time I burned my face and then I remembered that when I was a kid, a really young kid, I remembered having seen an airplane write the name of a soap in the sky. I didn’t know if it was a dream or if I had really seen it because it was an extremely old memory. . . . And so then it occurred to me that it would be beautiful to write in the sky. This was 1975 and I was totally desperate, but thinking about this helped me to stay OK. . . .I thought about this, and I was able to escape from the horrors of life.”

1 comment for this entry:
  1. The Modesto Kid

    I saw Zurita reading last year — he is magnificent in person, one of the most beautiful voices I can think of. It was almost difficult to get over the aesthetic shock of his voice and pay attention to the content of what he was reading.