David Rosenmann-Taub
David Rosenmann-Taub

David Rosenmann-Taub was born in Santiago de Chile in 1927. His first book, Cortejo y Epinicio, appeared when the poet was twenty-two years old, and was acclaimed as a revelation. Since then, Rosenmann-Taub has published more than fifteen volumes of poetry, among them Los Despojos del Sol, La Enredadera del Júbilo, Los Surcos Inundados (which received the Premio Municipal de Poesía), El Mensajero, Auge, Quince, and La Opción.

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Ignacio Rodriguez, El Mercurio, 2006

"With no concessions, David Rosenmann-Taub puts the impossible into words and at the same time takes us to eternity and to the perishability of the whole human adventure. Apart from that, everything in him sounds very beautiful, because fundamentally it is pure consciousness of growth, the pure concision of the absolute."

Books by David Rosenmann-Taub

Los Surcos Inundados Cortejo y Epinicio:  The Tetralogy El Zócalo La Noche Antes La Opción Quince Auge En un lugar de la Sangre Los Despojos del Sol Poesiectomía El Cielo en La Fuente/La Maana Eterna País Más Allá El Mensajero Cortejo y Epinicio • Tercera edicin (Cortege and Epinicion) El duelo de la luz Antes de Luz Multiverso Cortège et Épinicie El horizonte cruza la casa E poi, il vento Me incitó el espejo Quince Al Rey Su Trono Cortejo y Epinicio, segunda edición Los Despojos del Sol, Ananda Segunda El Cielo en la Fuente Los Despojos del Sol<br>Ananda Primera Cuaderno de Poesía La Enredadera del Júbilo Los Surcos Inundados Cortejo y Epinicio, primera edición
“For me, there is no separation between poetic activity, musical activity and drawing. One could say that I write in Spanish, in music and in drawing. If I were to play with the terms: I draw with words and I write with drawings. Each type of work has its own law and I use the means that fit best what I want to express.” [David Rosenmann-Taub: interview by Beatriz Berger]
DRT Music
The Music of David Rosenmann-Taub
David Rosenmann-Taub drawing in his studio
The Drawings of David Rosenmann-Taub

Announcements & Recent Events
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The Corda Foundation is offering several prizes for the study of the poetry of David Rosenmann-Taub. The deadline for submission of papers and translations is October 15, 2015.

New edition of the book Los Surcos Inundados (The Flooded Furrows)

New edition of the book <em>Los Surcos Inundados (The Flooded Furrows)</em>

The new edition of the book Los Surcos Inundados (The Flooded Furrows) by David Rosenmann-Taub, published by LOM Ediciones, was presented on Thursday December 4th at 7:00 PM at the Café Literario del Parque Bustamante in Santiago de Chile. The poets Damaris Calderón, Naín Nómez, and Rafael Rubio participated in the reading, an homage to the new edition of this book. The moderator was Paula Miranda of the Universidad Católica de Chile. The event was organized by LOM Ediciones and the library system of the county of Providencia, Santiago de Chile.

El Duelo de la Luz

El Duelo de la Luz

The Spanish publishing house Pre-Textos recently presented the anthology El Duelo de la Luz (The Duel of the Light), a selection of poems from the tetralogy Cortejo y Epinicio (Cortege and Epinicion) by David Rosenmann-Taub (edited by Álvaro Salvador and Erika Martínez). 

Madrid: May 8th 2014 at 7:30 PM at the Alberti Bookstore, with the participation of the anthologists and of Carlos Pardo. Granada: May 10th 2014 at 12 noon at the Book Fair of Granada (Zaida Room, Puerta Real) with the anthologists and José Carlos Rosales.

La Noche Antes (The Night Before)

La Noche Antes (The Night Before)

On the 4th of April 2013, La Noche Antes, the fourth volume of the tetralogy Cortejo y Epinicio, was published by LOM Ediciones in Santiago de Chile. In celebration of this, a play, Abismo, based on poems of the tetralogy, was presented at El Teatro Fundación Sidarte.

This event also marked the publication of El Zócalo, the title under which the first volume of Cortejo y Epinicio has been reissued in a revised edition.

The volumes of the tetralogy are now available as independent books as well as in a boxed set.

Cortège et Épinicie

Cortège et Épinicie

Bilingual edition of the classic by David Rosenmann-Taub, translated into French by Luc Brébion, published by Éditions Bruno Doucey. Paris, October 2011.