Sergio Badilla Castillo
practices a poetic “transrealism,” merging reality and myth. Born in Valparaíso in 1947, he studied journalism at the University of Chile and worked in various media until the Pinochet coup when he was forced into exile: Argentina, Romania, and finally Sweden. There he took a degree in social anthropology at Stockholm University and worked as a culture journalist on Swedish radio until his return to Chile in 1993. His work includes English translations in two chapbooks La cabeza de la Medusa /The Medusa’s head (2012) and Espectros y Sombras /Ghosts & Shadows (2013).