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Karloz Atl

Karloz Atl

Karloz Atl

(Mexico, 1988)
Biografie
Karloz Atl is the pen name of a self-described "half-blood" Nahuatl. He is a multi-disciplinary Mexican artist whose poetry includes lyrical written work as well as the performance, spoken word and Twitter genres. Atl was awarded the Navachiste Inter-American Poetry Prize for Young Artists in 2019, and is a member of the venerable Association of Writers of Mexico, founded in 1965.
The poet's writing is sexually direct, and also directly political, as in

Each form of bringing death brings forth a song

From my blood you wish to build an Empire
to wipe out whole jungles risen from waterfalls that sing in mother tongues
waterfalls of women
waterfalls of men

you long to open fire with Constitution in hand
other ways of “loving” “giving birth” “making fire”

to hush an ache that has been drawn out hundreds of years
in the name of gods that came from other seas
in the name of Gospels from another world...            


[Tr. Megan Marsh]

Atl's poetry mixes shamanism, dance, writing and space intervention. His work has focused on vulnerable communities, and appears in anthologies and Ibero-American magazines. It has been translated into Italian, Portuguese, English and Nahuatl (the ancestral language of his family).
© Julio Carrasco
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Autogestión de las cosquillas (Centro Transdisciplinario Poesía y Trayecto A.C., 2018). Licencia Creative Commons 2.5 México
Necxicololoatzin - Venerables aguas (Centro Transdisciplinario Poesía y Trayecto A.C., 2018). Licencia Creative Commons 2.5 México
En cada forma de darme muerte nace un canto (Centro Transdisciplinario Poesía y Trayecto A.C., 2018). Licencia Creative Commons 2.5 México
Internacional Aulladora Anarquista: Un boricua llegó de repente. (Mantra Ediciones, 2018). Copyleft.
Sin un freno que detenga este Cadillac (Editorial Circo Literario, 2016). ISBN: 978-607-00-9914-4
Rezo para ahuyentar al crimen (Centro Transdisciplinario Poesía y Trayecto A.C., 2015). Licencia Creative Commons 2.5 México
TODOELARDOR (Niño Down Ediciones, 2014). Copyleft
Quenti Tlaneci (Salario Mínimo - 2.0.1.3. Ediciones, 2014). Licencia Creative Commons 2.5 México
El plagio es algo hermoso ((H)onda Nómada Ediciones, 2014). Licencia Creative Commons 2.5 México
Se asen trabajos de poecía ((H)onda Nómada Ediciones, 2013). Licencia Creative Commons 2.5 México
Lectura de poesía de los Aullantes ((H)onda Nómada Ediciones, 2012). Licencia Creative Commons 2.5 México
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