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social networking, the Internet, and all of the tools that the latest technology has to offer to create your own language that, as Arturo Sánchez says, is no longer simply “Alternative Literature,” but rather “An Alternative to Literature.” This is quite new, and here we ought to be taking advantage of it. Our writing is much more serious, the product of a current that runs across our continent. The goal now lies in knowing how to mix both tendencies, in coexisting in them and fighting for literature to always be young, fresh, fun, social, and powerful. Willis Plummer Here in the United States, there are very few institutional supports for poetry, and the public generally doesn't care about poetry or thinks of it as a dying genre. Are things different in Spain? I know that when I was in Argentina, it seemed like young people were excited about reading and writing poetry, and almost everyone I met considered themselves poets.

que hacéis en Estados Unidos, porque habéis utilizado las redes sociales, Internet y todas las herramientas que las nuevas tecnologías ofrecen para crear un propio lenguaje que, como dice Arturo Sánchez, ya no es solo “Literatura Alternativa”, sino “Una Alternativa a la Literatura”. Eso es muy nuevo, y aquí deberíamos aprovecharlo. Nuestra escritura es mucho más seria, más venida de una corriente muy de nuestro continente. El reto ahora está en saber mezclar ambas corrientes, en convivir con ellas y en luchar para que la literatura siempre sea joven, renovadora, divertida, social y poderosa. Willis Plummer Aquí en Estados Unidos hay poco apoyo institucional para la poesía, y al público en general no le importa la poesía, o creen que es un género moribundo. ¿Es distinta la situación en España? Sé que cuando yo estaba en Argentina, a la gente joven le entusiasmaba leer y escribir poesía; casi todos los que conocí se consideraban poetas.

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Esferas—Issue Two  

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