Tomas Browne

Tomás Browne (Viña del Mar, Chile, 1982)

I want to bring back the writer’s trauma as a boy with language problems and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. This quest led me to find protection in poetry and explore such notions as nonsense, asemic writing, and transgression. My book, Revelaciones de un Cuidador de Inicios (México DF: Verso Destierro, 2012) won the Prize Poesía Transgresora Latinoamericana in 2012. In 2016 I obtained the Grant for Literary Creation given by the National Council of Culture and Arts in Chile to write my book Definiciones (Punta Arenas: Chancacazo Publicaciones, forthcoming). I have published four other poetry books: Silbar los Viajes (Barcelona: Editorial Comba, 2017), Las Semillas de Urano (Barcelona: Editorial Comba, 2014), Excursión a los Sucesos (Santiago de Chile: Luciérnaga Ediciones, 2008), and Trazar con voz (Santiago de Chile: Colección Foro de Escritores, 2004).  There is a close relation between my poetry and my visual art, which furthers the experimentation with language and shows the fragility of the natural world manifested as environmental degradation. Some examples are Fuego de Césares (selected by the National Council of Culture and Arts in Chile to represent the Región de Magallanes y Antártica Chilena in a national exhibition in the Arts Center Matucana 100), and my solo exhibitions Micopoiesis (Galería Patricia Ready, Santiago de Chile, 2018) and Antropocéano (La Galería, Punta Arenas, Chile, 2016).

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Resident in Can Serrat from the 1 – 31/05/2019


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