Host Publications Announces the Publication of Oliver Welden's "Love Hound"

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Host Publications announces the publication of Chilean poet Oliver Welden's "Love Hound," translated by Dave Oliphant. Written over 30 years ago and highly praised at the time, this volume disappeared during the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet and has recently resurfaced with power and artistry undamaged by the passage of time. These poems offer concise but penetrating language that still resonates today. Opening with spare meditations on solitude, suicide and murder the volume then reflects on degraded familial relationships ending in a powerful evocation of the erotic. This bilingual collection offers an emotional landscape rarely seen in poetry.

HOST Publications is proud to announce the publication of noted Chilean author Oliver Welden's "Love Hound" ("Perro del amor"), translated by Dave Oliphant. Despite being virtually unavailable since its original publication in 1970, Love Hound has greatly influenced the rich tradition of Chilean literature.

"While we often only consider of Pablo Neruda when we think about poetry from Chile, Welden illustrates the depth of the literary talent in this small South American nation," says Joe W. Bratcher III, President of HOST Publications.

Written three years before the military overthrow of the government by Augusto Pinochet, these poems offer concise but penetrating language that still resonates today. Opening with spare meditations on solitude, intimacy and suicide, the volume then reflects on degraded familial relationships and ends with a powerful evocation of the erotic.

"This bilingual collection offers an emotional landscape rarely seen in poetry," says Bratcher.

Oliver Welden (Santiago, Chile, 1946) is the author of "Anhista" (1965) and of "Perro del Amor"/"Love Hound" (1970), which obtained the 1968 Luis Tello National Poetry Award of the Society of Chilean Writers; and of "Fábulas Ocultas"/"Hidden Fables" (2006). He was Editor of the Chilean poetry journal "Tebaida" (1968-1973).

Dave Oliphant is a poet, translator and jazz historian originally from Ft. Worth, Texas. Oliphant's previous work with Host Publications includes "Figures of Speech," a translation of the selected poetry of Enrique Lihn, his epic collection immortalizing thirty Texas municipalities, "Memories of Texas Towns and Cities" and "Backtracking," his most recent collection of poems in a prolific career.

"Love Hound" [ISBN: 0-924047-32-9, 60 pages, 8 ½ x 5 ½, $8.00] is available through Ingram. Baker & Taylor and Small Press Distribution or by calling Host Publications at 512-236-1290.

Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas HOST Publications is dedicated to bringing readers the best in international literature and the most exciting writing from the United States. Since its inception, HOST has published works from countries as diverse as Brazil, Chile, Poland, Belgium, Turkey and the United States. From Nobel Prize winners Pablo Neruda and Wislawa Szymborska to renowned Texas writers Dave Oliphant and Christopher Cook, HOST Publications presents writers who should be wider known than they are. Under the leadership of Joe W. Bratcher and Elzbieta Szoka, Host has been committed to identifying prominent authors in other countries and publishing them in the United States, many for the first time. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, HOST Publications is dedicated to bringing readers the best in international literature and the most exciting writing from the United States. Since its inception, HOST has published works from countries as diverse as Brazil, Chile, Poland, Belgium, Turkey and the United States. From Nobel Prize winners Pablo Neruda and Wislawa Szymborska to renowned Texas writers Dave Oliphant and Christopher Cook, HOST Publications presents writers who should be wider known than they are. Under the leadership of Joe W. Bratcher and Elzbieta Szoka, Host has been committed to identifying prominent authors in other countries and publishing them in the United States, many for the first time.

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