“a very fine poet,” “a very mean man”

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“I think of (Pablo Neruda) as a very fine poet, a very fine poet. I don’t admire him as a man, I think of him as a very mean man.”

Nigel Beale reminds us that Jorge Luis Borges didn’t like Neruda, mostly because of his politics, but he made a point of supporting his poetry, going as far as to protest when Neruda was not given the Nobel Prize in 1967. (via @electriclit)


Seth Fischer's writing has appeared in Best Sex Writing 2013, Buzzfeed, PankGuernica, Lunch Ticket, Gertrude, and elsewhere. His Rumpus piece "Notes from a Unicorn" was listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2013. He will be a 2014 Lambda Literary Emerging Voicing Fellow and was a 2013 Jentel Arts Residency Program Fellow. He also teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Find more writing of his writing at www.seth-fischer.com, or reach him @sethfischer. More from this author →