[“Nicanor Parra Anti-Poet, professor of Newtonian physics, University of Santiago Chile, my host a month 1960. We couldn’t get a cab downtown from his daughter Catalina on 110 St. N.Y.C. so took Subway to N.Y.U.– here stopped between stations, September 5, 1984 – Nicanor Para Anti-Poet on Subway from 110 Street Broadway downtown to N.Y.U. September 5, 1984”- Photo: Allen Ginsberg]
Nicanor Parra, the great Chilean “anti-poet”, one of Latin America’s greatest poets and one of Allen’s dear beloved old friends, died today, it was announced earlier by the President, Michelle Bachelet, who described him as “a singular voice in Western culture”. He (Parra) reached the extraordinary age of a wise and a wonderful 103!
[Nicanor Parra, Miguel Grinberg, Allen Ginsberg, Maria-Rosa, Havana, February 1965. Photographer unknown]