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Books by Alan Sobrino

Cinta para Medir (Measuring Tape)
Alan Sobrino

In this poem, Alan Sobrino proposes to measure reality with verses, not inches or centimeters.

"It's a human error to forget that poetry
makes reality"

"es un error humano olvidar que la poesía
hace la realidad"

Screen-printed yellow ribbon with metallic tips. One side contains the original poem in Spanish, and the other the English translation. The length is 30 love verses. The book comes in an acrylic container.

Errant Press, 2023

Intimate Correspondence
Alan Sobrino

Drawing inspiration from the eighteenth-century French novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," this epistolary work delves into the twisted and sensual escapades of Valmont and M. Merteuil, their experiences unveiled through a series of exchanged letters.

Unlike typical epistolary novels, "Intimate Correspondence" aims to recreate the genuine letter-receiving experience by sending five meticulously handwritten (printed) letters via mail, a process slated for completion in eight months. It's important to note that the novel's content is explicitly sexual and intended for mature readers.

Errant Press, 2023

Errant Passport
Alan Sobrino

Errant Passport is a conceptual essay about borders. It is an official, non-official document that allows its readers free transit around the world.

The passport allows their carriers to choose their names, determine their sexuality, and states a single place of birth for all humans: planet earth. The Passport includes 16 Visas, each with a QR that links to different books and videos that inspired the piece as an invitation to a more critical and informed debate. 

Errant Press, 2023

Alan Sobrino

Matchbooks is a collection of 4 intense personal poems regarding the author’s relationship with fire. Each poem is contained in an individual matchbook, meant to be used as regular matches.

You can burn your house, light a candle or use the matches to read the book in a dark place.

Each book consists of 4 bilingual matchbooks. Written, created, printed, hand-bound, and numbered by Alan Sobrino.

Errant Press, 2020

A book can also exist as an autonomous and self-sufficient form, including perhaps a text that emphasizes that form, a text that is an organic part of that form: here begins the new art of making books. (Ulises Carrion)

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