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The childhood home, the girl, who stops to contemplate portraits that look at her with already buried eyes and that still talks to ghosts, the woman who evokes the appearance of a transmuted love in the bitter metaphor of a shipwreck, and above all, the devastation of time -that great devourer-, misfortune, the bewildered certainties, the ashes of painful memories, are occurrences or experiences transmitted through a rigorous and shivered language, with which to construct a verbal own world.
The poet writes less from literature (although some explicit references appear) than from a visceral demand, at times torn. Her poetry revolves with wakefulness around a drama that seems to find its catharsis, and does so with a tone of undeniable authenticity. The spiritual tension, the restrained emotional overflow and a melancholic atmosphere permeate, also, the poems of the last section - "Absences"-, in which the author's perplexity is accentuated before the eternal unanswered questions, the human passions destined to oblivion, nostalgia razed like windswept leaves, life that consumes itself. For as the author reflects on the poem XV of the first section: "Losing is a difficult art".
Patricia Venti's verbal alchemy transforms the ordinary into something transcendent. Her style maintains an imprint of transparency and deepness, of austerity and at the same time of tenderness, of expressive delicacy and intensity. The search –or the discovery- of a language that bares the intimate knowledge, the deep subjective experience, which resolves in the joy of a writing with a defined personal profile, in the landscape of the contemporary Hispanic-American poetry.
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