Raquel Lanseros, the radicalism of living

Raquel Lanseros dedicates her book of poems Matria, published in the Palabra de Honor de Visor collection, to her son. I think it's right. Because beyond that everyone has the right to


Raquel Lanseros dedicates her book of poems Matria , published in the Palabra de Honor de Visor collection, to her son. I think it's right. Because beyond that each one has the right to dedicate or not his book to whoever he wants, and even to change dedications in future re-editions if the affections or the disaffected overwhelm us, in this case Matria , who has just won the Prize National of Criticism, is an intimate and civil, family and public, political and verbal statement , written under the influence not only of motherhood, but also, but with the desire to fix the poetic testimony of a vision of life and world.

That is to say: this is a book that could have been titled Heritage, or Family, or Life, because it is the lyric legacy that a woman leaves her little son , from that desire not to remain, not to settle a memory for the son through of the poems that he is dedicating and that have been written as a background voice that has us as recipients but especially to him, but to give. There is therefore no will to endure, as an offering. Without a doubt, Matria , as a reality that is conceived and created, is a success of the title, for what it implies of delimitation of a spiritual and physical territory, of a corporeity that is not only feminine, but also, with a delimitation of geographies, of pleasures, of languages, of visible borders that are diluted when the poetic word gradually diffuses them, it becomes liquid, fleeting.

Here we have a new feminism that is born and takes shape only in the word of Lanseros , here we have a woman who has not needed to empower herself because she does not boast of what she has, here we have a delicacy and at the same time a feminine force that they raise the sensoriality of these poems, their carnal transparency, the light of their desire and their commitment, the love for their family and nature, with the passage of time refining a distillation of gold in the air, in the form of memories and new plenitudes .

In the thirteen years since that Diary of a flash that was accésit del Adonáis in 2006, Raquel Lanseros has already become a unique name of contemporary poetry. His search has gone from that imaginative and subtle initial poetry, through the voluntarist meanders of total clarity or absolute communication as intention and poetic, to Matria , which is his best book because that will of transparency is maintained and affirms, but also gives way to the corporal flight of words , to the elaboration of images of earth and mineral, fertile look, with culturalist winks and the language at the bottom of the poetic question, against the construction of a personal and historical memory in the one that incardinates the dedication; but also a muscular tone, of tissues and fever, with political, territorial, mythical tensions, typical of an age in which we live information as an agglomeration of realities fallen in alluvium.

Matria is the foundation of a territory . From the questions of the initial poem, La loca más cuerda , the poet wonders who pierces the mirror and what is the mirror or who offers with Ulysses in the port of Ithaca: because Raquel Lanseros is Ulysses and also Penelope at the same time and has also defeated the mills. As in the great Heaven above, with the echo of Claudio Rodríguez as a free background music - "And how joyously, with what brio / one comes face to face with the world / and before you understand it you already love it" -, in that celebratory vital hymn, but also the family influence - "Blessed be the house of the fathers" - throughout the book, in Epiphany in the mouth , Within 400 years ago or in the exciting Father .

We are before a poetic subject that makes the trip an identity , with "tears of mestiza, emigrant, sister, food of the sea". Images of that world without fireflies that his son will inherit, as an ecology of the spirit and a crucial feature of the filiation of time. Europe is a fragmented poem verse by verse and word by word, as the continent and our life, in a display of political poetry with powerful images and the very continent dismembered and sewn. Mutilated fire is a beautiful poem about the desolation of the lover and encounter with Poseidon a Greek wonder of sensuality and beauty on the seashore, in that exaltation of the male divinity from the feminine perfection of the earth , that is, Matria . All heart is a beautiful poem about pregnancy, in that double life that beats at the same time - "I hope you find one / among so many reasons / one / to love me" that any mother or father could subscribe. Raquel Lanseros says thank you in this beautiful book. His poetry overcomes the uncertainty to affirm itself in the radicality of living.

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