Galo Ghigliotto is a Chilean poet, novelist, and editor born in Valdivia, who titled his recent book with the name of his home town. “How does... Ghigliotto’s birthplace and a city due south of Santiago--coincide with Valdivia, the realm of crossed memories, ghosts, mythical spirits, remnants of physical and psychic violence?” asks Alexis Almeida in his Asymptote review of the English edition (tr. Daniel Borzutzky). According to Almeida, "Valdivia [speaks] to this duality: the inescapability of the present, and the histories written into the present, set against language’s capacity to rewrite and rearrange those histories. [Ghigliotto's] book suggests that this is one of poetry’s great means of resistance”.
Ghigliotto has received endowments from the Chilean government for the collection of poems Herodes and the novels Maleza and Matar al Mandinga, which was awarded first prize for an unpublished novel in the 2016 Gabriela Mistral Literary Games. In 2016 he received an MA in Latin American and Chilean Literature from the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. He currently directs the publishing house Editorial Cuneta and organizes La Furia del Libro, an annual independent publishers fair. His poetry has been included in anthologies in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, and the United States.
Monosúper / Nos Es Nada, Paris, 2016
Aeropuerto / Santiago, 2009
Bonnie & Clyde / Garrapato Ediciones, Santiago de Chile, 2007
Valdivia / Mantra Editorial, Santiago de Chile, 2006
In French L'Atelier du Tilde, Lyon, France (translated by Anne-Claire Huby), 2012
In English Valdivia Co.im.press, Chicago, USA (translated by Daniel Borzutzky) 2016.
A cada rato el fin del mundo (short stories) / Emergencia Narrativa, Valparaíso, Chile, 2013.
Matar al Mandinga (novel) / LOM, Santiago de Chile, 2016.
ANTHOLOGY OF CHILEAN POETRY IN ENGLISH
The Alteration of Silence: Recent Chilean Poetry ed.by William Allegrezza and Galo Ghigliotto
Dialogos, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2013.
Poetry Foundation/Harriet blog: review of Valdivia