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Je me souviens

Written by Oscar Saavedra Villarroel

Translated from the Spanish by the poet

Narrated by Bill Wolak



My mother knits revolutions with her memories.

She thinks of her partner turned into cloud.

Since she never got to know the snow with him,

So the mountain was the last image.

Tiny with a white towel, my father

Holding me between his arms and my mother

Drying out her hair, aware of the camera.

Life seemed to be a mountain or the kidnapping

Of the Fall.



Oscar Saavedra Villarroel was born in Chile. He is s a poet, professor, and video-poet. He received the Pablo Neruda Foundation Scholarship in 2005 and the Council of Culture and Arts Scholarship in 2017 for his book Montparnasse la Victoria. He received honorable mention in the Juegos Florales Gabriela Mistral. He has attended various national and international poetry meetings. He has published in Anomalías, 5 poetas chilenos (Editorial Zignos 2007), Tecnopacha (Editorial Zignos, 2008) and Tecnopacha intervenido (La One Hit Wonder, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2012) Tecnopacha (Desbordes 2016), and Entre Montparnasse La Victoria, una familia y Asia (Editorial, Casa de la Poesía, Costa Rica, 2018). He has  been included in several anthologies and Latin American magazines. He is an honorary partner of the Ñuble literary group, Member of the Coordinating Committee of the World Poetry Movement, and a course leader for Descentralización Poética. He is also Editorial Director at Andesgraund Publishing and Director of the Escuelas de la Poesía and the Festival Internacional de Poesía.CL.


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