Latin America: The Madis

Pedro and friends were not much of a success in Argentina's capital. Pedro, one of the characters in a strange brand of ultra-free verse, was characterized in rambling lines such as these: "Pedro rose slowly . . . gathered once more about him his tree of duration: moments," achievements, events. . . ."

But Pedro is a hero to a small group of Argentine workmen who call themselves the Madis. Pedro's sponsors are sculptors, painters and poets in their spare time and they think they have built up an art form, built about a brand-new philosophy. Say they:

"We Madistas, taking the elements...

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