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Regulus Villegas

There were people interested in learning about the poems that Hesnor had managed to publish in Santiago of Chile. The reading of these poems caused horror in the prejudiced sensitivity of attendees and the horror shocked young poet who decides to flee to the confines of the night where the skin Red Bar was located. There is born Apocalypse. On the other hand, a couple of months later was founded in Caracas group Sardio, there will be the rest of the members of the Equinox failed. Had already published two books, two collections of poems that are, without a doubt, the true birth of Venezuelan surrealism, these poems are Elena and Sanchez Pelaez and Fiat Lux (1951) elements and other poems (1954) by Jose Lira Sosa.

Hesnor Rivera and the poets of revelation realised that the word, vital center of poetry, was (and is) an instrument and for freedom. Absolute freedom. They understood how could rescue the words of the world of dreams, rescue them to defeat death. This world of dreams is none other than which you have punished us to please, to accommodate us falsely in a society no less false, a privileged society that are they divided into different institutions of control as the Church and the State, mainly. The books of Sanchez Pelaez and Lira Sosa, joins paradise of the doom of Regulus Villegas, single book published by a poet of revelation at that time of creative splendor. Unfortunately, the poverty of its members forced them to trust the publication and, as applicable, not to pay it this way that book was lost in time.

There was a second prepared book, called notes of a risen Lord, was of Hesnor. It was never published. The modest publishing adventure of Apocalypse called Caballito del Diablo disappeared. Thus, between identified companies and others with less luck, motion surreal in Venezuela, in the heart of a dark dictatorship was forged. Many of these poets had to go into exile, among other things, because this town tends to be very conformist and few ambitions of progress, behaviors that contrasted with the liberal and libertarian spirit of these artists of the poetic image. By those random mysterious turns end up almost everyone in Paris, where will reinforce its commitment to the word and with the freedom that this is clear.