Poetry has occupied a secondary place in the field of literary studies with a gender and sexuality perspective, especially when it is analyzed from a perspective that seeks to illuminate the autobiographical traces of its authors. However, poetic discourse has been a privileged space for the projection of these figurations by disobedient creators to the mandates of heteronormativity. In fact, thanks to its ambiguities and rhetoric, poetry favoured the expression of “love that did not dare to say its name” in times when homosexuality was primarily located in the fields of sin, disease or crime.
Di/versos. Poesía queer autobiográfica investigates the production of some of those who, from Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Spain, composed poems that stretch the limits of established identities and foster alternative configurations of dissident memory. We find ourselves with textual experiences that encode the biography of those who do not embody the norms of patriarchy. In this volume canonical poets and recent voices shake hands and give us verses that are collective history, intimate life and artistic creation: Federico García Lorca, Ángel Bárcenas / Álvaro Retana, Juan Bernier, Francisco Brines, Biel Mesqui-da, Pedro Lemebel, Manuel Ulacia (with Luis Cernuda in the background), Osvaldo Bossi, Ioshua, Santiago Venturini and Fabián O. Iriarte.