100 Refutations: Day 45

The Beautiful Text

Turned kamikaze,
the poem
was a bloody gob of spit,
riddled with the tuberculosis of history
that burst
in the empty whiteness of my heart


There, where your night occurs
where the voracious blackness of your night finds you
time, with inordinate strength, will throw a stone


Eliana Díaz Muñoz

Eliana Díaz Muñoz’s work has been featured in journals such as Viacuarenta, Casa de Asterión, and the Danish journal Aurora Boreal. She has participated in the Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean, the International Congress of Hispanic Literature, the International Meeting of Women Poets, and other national and international conferences. She is a professor at the Universidad del Atlántico in Colombia.

Lina M. Ferreira C.-V.

Lina M. Ferreira C.-V. earned MFAs in creative nonfiction writing and literary translation from The University of Iowa. She is the author of Drown Sever Sing from Anomalous Press and Don’t Come Back from Mad River Books, as well as editor, with Sarah Viren, of the forthcoming anthology Essaying the Americas. Her fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translation work has been featured in journals including Bellingham ReviewChicago ReviewFourth GenreBrevityPoets & Writers, and The Sunday Rumpus, among others. She won Best of the Net and Iron Horse Review’s Discovered Voices Award, has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, and is a Rona Jaffe fellow. She moved from Colombia to China to Columbus, Ohio to Richmond, Virginia, where she works as an assistant professor for Virginia Commonwealth University. Visit www.linawritesessays.com.

Copyright (c) Eliana Díaz Muñoz. English translation copyright (c) Lina M. Ferreira C.-V., 2018.