Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Dionisio D. Martínez, 'The Prodigal Son' (1996)
In a second-hand shop I chanced upon an issue of the journal Verse (13:1 1996) edited by Charles Simic (after whom I named a character in one of my novels, so highly do I esteem him as a poet) given over to the subject of 'prose poems'. This is an interesting topic, I think; and there's a lot in this pleasantly dark purple journal-book. But my purpose here today is only to reproduce this short piece by Cuban-born poet Dionisio D. Martínez. I do so as part of a gadfly project to identify science fiction by people not in Clute and Nicholls (Clute, Nicholls and Langford as it will soon become, in a 3rd edition livery). Nice, eh?