Bleeding from all 5 Senses

Bleeding from all 5 Senses

by Mario Santiago Papasquiaro

Translated by Cole Heinowitz

Published by: White Pine Press

150 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781945680311
  • Published: January 2020


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Most readers have never heard of José Alfredo Zendejas Pineda (1953-1998). A few might know him by his pseudonym, Mario Santiago Papasquiaro. But many readers know (and even love) the quasi-mythical character he inspired, Ulises Lima, from Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives: “a ticking time bomb” who wrote incessantly “in the margins of books that he stole and on pieces of scrap paper that he was always losing,” but who “never wrote poems.” The real Santiago did, in fact, fill every page he could find with his words. And he may indeed have been “a ticking time bomb.” But—for the record—he did write poems.