Poetry. Translated by Julia Leverone. Francisco "Paco" Urondo, journalist and militant, used his poetry to witness and denounce the suppressive Argentine state that unrolled its dirty war in the 1970s. FUEL AND FIRE, a selection produced between 1956 and 1976, the year Urondo was assassinated, is subversive poetry, written with humility and humor and accusation and lament. It places blame on an ignorant public, but hope in the hands of individuals who can give themselves over to love.
Francisco "Paco" Urondo (1930-1976) published numerous collections of poetry, drama, and fiction, as well as La patria fusilada, his famous interview with the survivors of the 1972 massacre at Trelew, a mass execution of 16 political prisoners in Rawson prison by the conservative military government of Argentina. On June 17, 1976, he was assassinated by Argentine Security Forces in an ambush.Author City: BUENOS AIRES ARG