The GLP is pleased to announce the release of Holy Shit, an excerpt from Luis Felipe Fabre‘s book about Salvador Novo (1904-1974), Escribir con caca translated by John Pluecker. The resulting hot pink and gold saddle stitched pamphlet is designed by Sonnenzimmer and available for $6 plus shipping (or $5 at AWP). Pick up your copy here!
Escribir con caca was originally published by Sexto Piso in 2017. Novo is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures of contemporary Mexican literature, garnering critical attention from the likes of Octavio Paz, Carlos Monsiváis, and Guillermo Sheridan. However, due to the broad spectrum of genres and registers that Novo embraced, his own disbelief with his poetry—or poetry in general—his extroverted homosexuality in an openly intolerant era, or his controversial political positions, Novo remains peripheral to mainstream literature. The provocative poetic essay by Luis Felipe Fabre, Escribir con caca, will occupy a prominent place in the Mexico City poet’s bibliography. Read more about the original publication on Sexto Piso’s website.