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Francisco Urondo

Francisco “Paco” Urondo was an Argentine writer, journalist, and revolutionary who was killed in the early stages of the Dirty War in 1976 at the age of 46. In his short lifetime he wrote 18 works of poetry, short stories, testimonial writing, and essays, along with plays and scripts for the screen. He held a position as Minister of Culture in Santa Fe and became director of the department of literature at the University of Buenos Aires after being imprisoned for his leftist militancy and released in 1973. Urondo was an active member of the Montoneros guerrilleros and then FAR (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias), until he was targeted and assassinated by the Argentine state within three months of the ‘76 military coup.

desk Poetry

I am sure of coming to live in the heart of a word;
sharing this heat, this fatality that, quieted, becomes worthless and rots
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Francisco Urondo