Monday, April 5, 2010

My Literary Career

by Roberto Bolaño, trans. by D. Matus

Rejections from Anagrama, Grijalbo, Planeta, certainly also from Alfaguara, Mondadori. A ‘no’ from Muchnik, Seix Barral, Destino... All the editors... All the readers...

All the sales managers...

Under the bridge, in the rain, a golden opportunity to see myself:

like a snake at the North Pole, but writing.

Writing poetry in the country of imbeciles.

Writing with my son on my knee

Writing until night falls

With a roar from a thousand demons.

The demons that must take me to hell, but writing.

October 1990.

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