Waiting for a Tribe Of Mutilated Words

Pedro Hoffmeister
2 min readFeb 21, 2022

The Argentinian writer Alejandra Pizarnik hoped for poetry.

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The Argentine writer Alejandra Pizarnik wrote this in the middle of one of her poems in 1965 (when she was 29) and it made me think of the writing process:

“And there is, in this waiting,

Pedro Hoffmeister

Author with Random House. TBI survivor who struggles. Poet. Climber. Former Writer-In-Residence of Joshua Tree National Park. Podcast: “Boring Is A Swear Word”