Anti-poetry movement pioneer, physicist Nicanor Parra, dies at 103

Nicanor Segundo Parra Sandoval was a Chilean poet, mathematician and physicist. Common objects and the use of cliche and slang characterised his verses

"Nicanor Parra, a Chilean poet whose use of direct, colloquial and playful language, often for ironic and comic effect, pioneered the literary movement that became known as anti-poetry, died on Tuesday in Santiago, Chile. He was 103." – From an obituary in The New York Times: Link

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