• Roberto Echavarren


Connectivity, Resistance, Poetry and Resistance, Autonomy, Violence and Utopia, Violence and Gender, Micropolitics, Tibet


The poetic space, as I see it, is a space of resistance. Resistance against the media which do not need poetry. Communication among poets is a go-between, a web of messages, performances and presentations, the circulation of books and digital materials. These activities are political, functioning as politics in the Greek sense: discussion in a public arena, exchanges of opinion and criticism, interventions, concerted decisions, group projects, a net of relationships around the production of texts, articulating versions and diversions of language. These activities and exchanges give the participants a sense of fulfillment. In this sense to pass is to think, to question a certain regime, to marvel that it is still there, to wonder what makes it possible, going into its enclaves, looking for traces of the movements which formed it and discovering in those stories apparently in ashes, how to think, how to live otherwise.

Author Biography

Roberto Echavarren

Roberto Echavarren is a poet, novelist and essayist from Uruguay. His latest volumes of poetry are: Performance (2000), Casino Atlántico (2004), Centralasia (2005), El expreso entre el sueño y la vigilia (2009) and Ruido de fondo (2010). His novels are Ave roc (2007), El diablo en el pelo (2005), Yo era una brasa (2009) and La salud de los enfermos (2010). His latest books of essays are: Fuera de género: criaturas de la invención erótica (2007) and Arte andrógino: estilo versus moda (2010).  He has taught literature at the University of London, New York University, Centro Rojas of the University of Buenos Aires and the Univerisidad de la República (Montevideo).




How to Cite

Echavarren, R. (2010). Resistance. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 6(2), 20–26. Retrieved from



Conceptualizing Resistance