Stuart Krimko

Belleza y Felicidad: Selected Writings by Fernanda Laguna and Cecilia Pavón

Belleza y Felicidad: Selected Writings by Fernanda Laguna and Cecilia Pavón

Chris Kraus writes that Fernanda Laguna and Cecilia Pavón “understand everything,” and she might just be right. The poetry found in Belleza y Felicidad: Selected Writings is a dialogue of friends, candid storytelling about being women in love, dialectic on being alive; it is also an exploration of what it means to create and practice art and writing outside the confines of a group of poets who write for other poets primarily (read: academic careers). Fernanda and Cecilia may not write for themselves, as some poets often weakly argue, but they very well may write for each other—and somehow this doesn’t feel exclusive at all. I am thankful to Stuart Krimko for offering the English-speaking world an invitation to this ongoing project of conversation.

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