|2021 EDITION / DOKBIZIA / MARIA SALGADO|
“Beyond the reading styles contained within each period and the texts that are read within them; and beyond the scores that poems constitute for reading aloud and silently, what is the difference between reading a poem and reading a poem not? I have always thought that the differences (pauses, tones) were highly fragile and that all the calibrations that poetry transmits between the spoken word and the recited, and later between the recited and the spoken word, are also poetry. With this piece I want to make performing poetry reading simpler to showcase the poems in Salitre, a book written in the dream-storytelling language”.
María Salgado (Madrid, 1984) is a poet who works with language as a material for texts, audiotexts and actions. She has published five poetry books (including, Ready, Hacía un ruido. Frases para un film político and Salitre). Since 2012 she has worked in exploring the sound on stage with the composer Fran MM Cabeza de Vaca. She has worked as an independent researcher, writer and teacher for museums and cultural centres. She is part of the Euraca Seminar research group, a reading, writing and collective thinking device, and she edits the L/E/N/G/U/A/J/E/o journal.