San Salvador: Índole Editores, (Colección Índole Centroamericana, Volumen 02), 2020. First Edition. Paperback. 91p., indices, wrps. New. Item #79921
“Prèstamo de luz” metaphorizes electric light as an illumination of consciousness that allows the reader to witness a death and an awakening. The poetry of Ricardo Rìos transforms the town of Villanueva, "Remotìsima wick of light/burning at noon", into a kind of Comala in life, where the speaker processes the tedium of time (morning, afternoon, night) through a language with surreal winks and a religious but desecrated tone, to shed light on the central problems of a society stuck in a cycle of violence, misery and misery.