A _Poetry Grove_ at Guadalajara

The grove evokes the works of Mexico_s Octavio Paz, Efrain Huerta and Jose Emilio Pacheco, along with Argentine Juan Gelman.

Pacheco and Gelman died in 2014, which is the centenary of the births of Paz and Huerta.

Each of the four writers has been the subject of a tribute at this year_s FIL, where Argentina is the guest of honor.

_This is a way to make the honored writers better known to the public, since many people do not know them,_ said Jose de Jesus Berber, a FIL guide who tells visitors how to participate in the installation.

Placed next to one of the entrances, the white wooden trees are visited by curious schoolchildren and by adults who come along by chance or work for exhibitors and publishing houses taking part in the FIL.

Here, the verses are not hidden in books, but are inscribed instead on green sheets of paper dangling from the trees, with visitors invited to add to the display with their own poetic musings.

Octavio Paz_s tree seems to be the most popular, perhaps _because his name is most familiar to people,_ Berber said.

Pacheco_s tree is the second most visited, while Argentines gravitate to Gelman_s.

Latin American Herald Tribune |

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