Alí Calderón has written quite a body of work, but I didn't hear much of it during my stay at Poetry International. However, the poem 'Democracia Mexicana' did come along three times. A formidable poem, because it ends with a rotting baby corpse, so not for the soft-hearted among us.
Democracia Mexicana is Calderon's hit poem. Like pop singers can have a hit song. The eternal request song. No problem if it's a good poem, and Democracia is ...
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