Someone who deals in coffins and urns?
A general who's not sure of himself?
A priest who believes in nothing?
A drifter who finds everything funny
Even old age and death?
A speaker you can't trust?
A dancer at the edge of a cliff?
A narcissist who loves everyone?
A joker who goes for the jugular
And is mean just for the hell of it?
A poet who sleeps in a chair?
A modern-day alchemist?
An armchair revolutionary?
a naive person?
A peasant from Santiago, Chile?
Underline the right answer.
What is antipoetry
Note: An early critic of Parra's writings, Father Salvatierra said that his poetry was "too filthy to be immoral."
by David Unger
en: Antipoems: New and Selected (edited by David Unger), New York, New Directions, 1985.