Sky-Quake: Tremor of Heaven

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Avant-garde poet Vicente Huidobro was born into an aristocratic family in Santiago, Chile. He is known as the creator and exponent of the literary movement called Creationism (Creacionismo), which combined aspects of modernism with neo-platonism and the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson. After studying literature at the University of Chile, he lived in Paris for about ten years, where he associated with poets and artists such as Pablo Picasso, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Pierre Reverdy. Huidobro returned to Chile in the mid-1920s, founded a number of magazines, and ran for the presidency of Chile, ultimately losing the campaign. His most definitive works are Altazor and Temblor de cielo (both 1931). He died in Cartagena, Chile, in 1948, at the age of 56.
Ignacio Infante is an associate professor of comparative literature and Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis.
Michael Leong was educated at Dartmouth College, Sarah Lawrence College, and Rutgers University. His books include CUTTING TIME WITH A KNIFE (Black Square Editions, 2012), E.S.P. (Silenced Press, 2009), and I, the Worst of All (BlazeVOX [books], 2009), a translation of the Chilean poet Estela Lamat. He is also the author of numberous chapbooks including Midnight's Marsupium (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2010), The Philosophy of Decomposition/Re-composition as Explanation (Delete Press, 2011), and Words on Edge (Plan B Press, 2012). He has work forthcoming in The &NOW AWARDS 2: The Best Innovative Writing (Lake Forest College Press, 2013). He lives in New York City.