The real-life inspiration for the ‘visceral realism’ poetry movement of Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives was called ‘infrarealismo’. Check out the original infrarealist manifesto, written by Bolaño when he was twenty-three years old, here.
While multiple English translations are floating around the web, the version belonging to thealtarpiece blog contains this excerpt:
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A new lyricism, which is starting to rise in Latin America, supports itself in ways that never fail to amaze us. The way in to matter is ultimately the way in to adventure: the poem is a journey and the poet is a hero revealing heroes. Tenderness like an exercise in speed. Breathing and heat. The shotgun experience, structures that are devouring themselves, crazy contradictions.
If the poet is mixed up, the reader will have to mix himself up.