Indira Carpio recites from the female point of view

Carpio sums up the family tradition.

The Venezuelan journalist Indira Carpio wanted to finish a female, family trilogy, with the closing of a poetic cycle in the book Diario Venusiano. This literary adventure of three works was started by the communicator with Strange Fruits, published by Fundarte in 2018; and Cartas de agua, published earlier this year by Indigo Editoras. Editorial that repeats now with the release of its new text. 

The author explained that Diario Venusiano tells the story of “one of the characters in the poetic trilogy. In this case, the grandmother speaks. In the first the mother spoke; in the second, the daughter. It is the culmination of the trilogy, a genealogical of these three generations ”. 

It has also been said that this book is "the Gestalt in memory." How does the reader perceive that?

 What to do Gestalt in memory has to do with closing a circle, completing the story of these women. This book ends that story and lets you see how words make them start, unfold, and end.

 Are the characters fictional or real? To what extent is one or all of them biographical? 

They are fictitious, like all characters, because even those that are based on real people, when built, go through the processes of writing, which turns them into fiction. But these women have a lot of who writes. They are above all their own representations.

What are these representations to which you refer? 

They are from a mixture of what has been experienced by me and by close people. It is a representation of the whole. In this third book my grandmother speaks, because mine is always haunting my writing. Give a name to the voice of the woman who speaks in Strange Fruits, for example. 

Can this text be read separately and does it convey the message you want to leave, or is it necessary to read the other two to understand it?

 They can be read separately, because they deal with different topics. They have different poetic voices. But if they are read together, I think they would be enjoyed in another way and the reader can close the circle. What I do is qualified as transgeneric. It is a leap to consciousness and pleasure. 

Do the books have a common message that threads them together?

They are woven by doubt, by blood; a vulvic sense of life. They are books that raise a question in relation to many institutions such as marriage, motherhood, homosexual relationships, polyamorous relationships, friendship, pain as inheritance and the transformation of it through poetry and a narrative. Narrative poetry. In the Venusian Diary religion is questioned, this woman is reunited with God. With the goddesses.

Did you quit journalism?

I have always dedicated myself to journalism. I am also studying Chinese medicine, for health reasons, but she never gave up journalism. And I apply it to my poetry, which is often documentary. I do stories, essays, something novel. It is not just poetry in verse, in prose. It is a poetic narrative which is what I like to develop.