This cult classic of the Mexican avant-garde was published for the first time in 1924 in Mexico City. Radio: Wireless Poem in Thirteen Messages travels through the poet’s interior world and the rapidly evolving exterior world with equal ease. Radio moves like a Hertzian wave through a time of massive change and interruption. This edition also contains two poems not included in Kyn Taniya’s other books, dedicated to the Mexican writer José Vasconcelos and to the Belarusian-Argentinian singer and actress Berta Singerman.
“This irony fills the poems with acid humor, and causes the solemnity usually associated with poetic language to fade away. In Radio, it works as a parody of the Latin American modernistas, in a humorous key.” –Luis Alberto Arellano