Friday, December 09, 2022

Farewell to a great Rosario poet: Hugo Diaz passes away

Hugo Diaz, one of the city’s most important poetsis no longer among its streets nor will he sit in its bars: author of “Some Criticisms, Other Tributes”, “Manuel d’Utilities” and “Ballads for Mary” and prominent member of the legendary magazine El Lacrimal Trifurca, He died on Wednesday night at the age of 80.,

A brief account of his fruitful life says that Diaz was born in 1942 in Rosario. His works included photography, drawing, collage and painting. In 1965 he began publishing poems in national magazines, and in 1969 he published his first book, “El amor deja en las cuerdas” (1969).

This was followed by “Rebel Poems” (1971), “Some Criticisms and Other Tributes (1972)”, “Stories, You’ll See Stories” (1974), “Utilities Manual” (1976), “Robinson’s Garden Songs” (1984). ), “The Wings and the Gusts (1985)”, “Across the River and the Seas (1986/87)”, “Ballads for Mary (1988)”, “Window” (1990), and “The Lyric and the Outburst ” “(1997). “Palabras a Mano” are the titles of the four volumes that came out with his chosen poem beginning in 2003.

Diese developed a long career in journalistic media, working as a proofreader and editor of the newspaper’s Culture Supplement. Capital, In this context, he did intense union work, which made it stand out in 1984 as Secretary General of the Rosario Press Union (SPR).

He was part of the editorial staff of the magazine El Lacrimal Trifurca, published in Rosario between 1968 and 1976. He is part of the anthology “200 Years of Argentine Poetry (2010)”. He participated in various poetry festivals, notably the Latin American Poetry Festival in Vienna, Austria. His poems were translated into Russian, French, Hungarian, Italian and German.

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Díz, owner of many more loyal friends, will be remembered as one of the most powerful and thought-provoking voices of a great literary generation of Argentine poetry of the seventies.

A versatile artist, Dizz also ventured into film directing, visual arts, and popular music interpretation, a field in which he set tango records. Together with his texts, and with his friend Litto Nebia, he recorded the album “Lavertue del Día”, edited by Melopi.

Diess was also a bookseller and worked for many years as a reformer at this newspaper, where his memory still sparks affection and revives collusion.

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