The presentation of a new edition of the book of poems Siempre tu palabra cerca by the South American write, will be the reason to evoke his work, which endures despite the attempt to silence it with his disappearance in June 1978.
The launching of the text, which was born from the author’s bookstore Apuntes Norte, is the result of a collaboration between the cultural institution, the magazine Resumen Latinoamericano and the Pablo de la Torriente Brau Center.
The initiative seeks to bring the reader closer to Areta’s literature, which includes notebooks dedicated to children and a novel, although poetry was the center of his creation and, fortunately, he survived the dictatorship and exile.
It was his wife, Adela Segarra, who served as messenger of his verses that speak of personal and collective experiences and denotes the influence of other greats such as Roque Dalton, León Felipe, Luis Cernuda and Miguel Hernández, according to critics.
Joaquín Areta was born in the Argentine province of Neuquén and disappeared when he was only 22 years old during the dictatorship of the Military Junta that was established in Argentina between 1976 and 1983, bringing repression, censorship and a long list of absences.