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

Alm-era Il Plinto Trébol de Nueve Oó,o 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

The Corda Foundation offers several prizes for the study of the poetry of David Rosenmann-Taub.
February 15, 2018: deadline for submissions.
May 1, 2018: announcement of awards in all categories.

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Alm-ería, by David Rosenmann-Taub, was published by Editorial Pre-Textos (Spain) in April, 2017. The book consists of the poem "Alm-ería," which expresses the substance of Isaac Albéniz's piano piece Almería; a "thematic" score that matches the words of the poem to the music, bar by bar; a score showing the poem's rhythm; and a CD featuring the poem read by David Rosenmann-Taub, plus two outstanding performances of the music, by Alicia de Larrocha and Pola Baytelman.

Alm-ería was presented at the Centro de Arte Moderno in Madrid on October 24th, 2017 by Julio Ortega, Álvaro Salvador and the pianist, Juan Antonio Loro.

Il Plinto

Il PlintoIl Plinto, the Italian-Spanish bilingual edition of El Zócalo by David Rosenmann-Taub, was published by Le Lettere in Italy in July 2017. Translation and afterword by Stefano Tedeschi. Preface by Valerio Magrelli. Martha Canfield, the editor of the volume, provided an introduction and an interview with the poet.

Il Plinto was presented on September 22, 2017, at La Sapienza (Rome), during the opening day of the VI Congreso Mitos Prehispánicos y Mitos Clásicos en la Literatura Latinoamericana.

Broken Memory

Broken MemoryThe dance film, "Broken Memory", a solo by Miki Orihara which she choreographed for herself and performed to David Rosenmann-Taub's music "Mensaje a Pedro Humberto Allende", premiered at the 45th edition of the Dance on Camera Festival. The film was screened on February 4, 2017 at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center, New York City.

Trébol de Nueve (Nine-leaf Clover)

Trébol de Nueve (Nine-leaf Clover)

The poet's new book, published by LOM Ediciones, was launched on Wednesday April 6, 2016 in the Sala America of the Biblioteca Nacional in Santiago de Chile.

Matías Ayala, researcher at the University Finis Terrae, presented the book.

The guitarists Sebastián Montes (of Duo KM) and Luis Castro, with the soprano Claudia Pereira, performed three of the author's poems set to music by Montes and Katrin Klingeberg, as well as two piano pieces by David Rosenmann-Taub, transcribed for guitar.

Exhibition of Drawings in Santiago, Chile

Exhibition of Drawings in Santiago, Chile

Four drawings of David Rosenmann-Taub were presented in the exhibition Los poetas más allá del poema, (The poets beyond the poem), which brought together 30 drawings, paintings, and objects from authors such as David Rosenmann-Taub, Pablo Neruda, Nicanor Parra, Enrique Lihn, among others. The show took place at the library of the Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral in Santiago, Chile, from the 27th to the 30th of October of 2015, as part of the conference Chile mira a sus poetas (Chile looks at its poets) of the Universidad Católica 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.