Parresia (it means ‘say everything and say it honestly’ for the Greeks) is a monograph that covers Jaume Pont’s answers to some important questions about poetry in general and about his poetry in particular. As the critic Àlex Broch has pointed out, Pont’s poetic work is, due to its singularity, “one of the most coherent and suggestive of current Catalan poetry”. These Literary conversations intend to pay homage to one of the authors who “has remained more faithful to the spirit of the generation of the 70’s, the one that disrupted the language ??and exuded freedom all around”, as Lluís Calvo and Jaume C. Pons Alorda point out in the prologue of this edition.
This volume is a unique story to understand the poetry of Jaume Pont. The poet from Lleida explains the reasons of his poetry, which are rooted in the contradictions between the words, time, love and death, and constitute a persistent search for the metaphysical keys that illuminate the human existence. Parresia. Converses literàries amb Jaume Pont is a book on the border, which talks about the writing process, the necessary metaliterary reflection, the literary history, the role of criticism and, of course, the poetry of Jaume Pont, but also about the poetry of other authors, of those who have contributed to build the words of the poet, the way he (re)interprets them and reads them. In short, it is an essential book to understand how and what Jaume Pont writes, and the way he stands in the middle of the poetic panorama of the last 50 years. A book that brings light to darkness and helps to understand and share the poetry of our poet.