Mario Santiago Papasquiaro is the author of Advice from 1 Disciple of Marx to 1 Heidegger Fanatic (Wave Books, 2013). Santiago was born José Alfredo Zendejas Pineda (Mexico City, 1953). In 1975, he and Roberto Bolaño founded the radical Infrarealist poetry movement. During his lifetime, Santiago Papasquiaro published two books of poetry, Beso eterno (1995) and Aullido de cisne (1996). Santiago Papasquiaro died in Mexico City in 1998.
What mattered to Santiago was not the perfectly polished poem, the product of mechanical labor, the poem as commodity, but rather poetry as a way of moving through the world, a way of being that remained faithful to the extremes and vacillations of his existence, a poetry that embodied the first principle of Infrarrealism: that art and life, ethics and aesthetics, must be "one-single-thing."
—Cole Heinowitz, Poetry Society
Reviews of books by Mario Santiago Papasquiaro
Advice from 1 Disciple of Marx to 1 Heidegger Fanatic
- Website dedicated to the Infrarealist poetry movement (in Spanish)
- English translation of the Infrarealist poetry manifesto
- "Already Far From the Road" (on Jacket2)
- Interview with Santiago at Alterpiece
- Interview with Cole Heinowitz about her recent translation of Santiago’s work