Thing of the Week

Free Thing of the Week: Un No

We bring you — what else? — a short book of experimental poetry from Argentina today. And we left it in Spanish, just for you.

Federico Fernández’ Un No arises from a simple premise: What if language were monosyllabic? And so all the poems within are comprised of words with exactly one syllable.

If this sounds very Oulipo, it probably is. There’s a great beauty, though, in these poems that makes it much more than an academic exercise. Also — it’s a good way to practice your Spanish.

Download PDF of Un No from The Star here.
Read online or download from the Internet Archive here.