Bulletin of Contemporary Hispanic Studies

Reconsidering the Environment and Configuring a Truth through Contemporary Galician Poetry

Bulletin of Contemporary Hispanic Studies (2020), 2, (2), 195–210.

Abstract

Camuflaxe by Lupe Gómez (Fisteus 1972-) constitutes a radical example of a praxis of language that encompasses human and nonhuman semiosis, affecting the poetic experience and the relationship of poetry with the notions of commodification, knowledge and truth. To prove it, I follow ideas on semiosis of the forests, ecocosmology and poetry. Semiosis (Kohn) is understood as a set of processes and activities made by humans and nonhumans. Ecocosmology (Abrams) admits that a collective semiosis means a change in the way we learn and experience the environment. Poetry regarded as thought without knowledge (Badiou) frees itself from the dependence of philosophical bases, regarded as closed systems. This article analyses how Camuflaxe exemplifies all of the above.

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ALFONSO-GARCÍA, ALETHIA