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Love Hound

poetry by Oliver Welden
translated by Dave Oliphant

8.5" x 5.5"
59 pages

Chilean poet Oliver Welden's volume Love Hound, written over 30 years ago and highly praised at the time, disappeared during the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet and has recently resurfaced with power and artistry undamaged by the passage of time. Written three years before the military overthrow of the government by Augusto Pinochet, these poems offer concise but penetrating language that still resonates today. Opening with spare meditations on solitude, suicide and murder the volume then reflects on degraded familial relationships ending in a powerful evocation of the erotic. This bilingual collection offers an emotional landscape rarely seen in poetry.

Love Hound has situated Oliver Welden as one of the most visible realities in the panorama of Chilean poetry.

– Víctor Castro, El Mercurio de Santiago de Chile; Revista del Sábado

Neruda is always seen as a peak obscuring everything below, but along come renovating poets, like Oliver Welden: his poems are cellars, reminiscent of Chardin, holding a tense, dark tragedy.

– Sebastián Romero, La República de Bogotá, Colombia; Revista Dominical

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