Help Us Celebrate the Official Release of
The Mad Patagonian

 1. We’re going to hold some kind of online event so people from around the globe can participate – but we don’t know yet just what this event might look like – please send us your ideas!!!
2. We want to have 100 new readers reading The Mad Patagonian by June 26 – that means 100 new people who have ordered the book and have begun reading. If you might become one of these new readers, then to encourage you to get started TODAY, we are going to offer an incentive. EVERYONE who orders The Mad Patagonian between now and June 25, 2018 will receive a preview glimpse of The Lost Poets of World War One. (Your preview will arrive in pdf form complete with the cover mock-up (see right) - cover artwork is of The Night by Max Beckman, 1918.)
3. The Lost Poets of World War One actually begins with Zabala. Zabala was interested in poets from all over the world and he collected information and poetry of many poets who were alive during World War One and who have since slipped into oblivion. Zabala kept most of his info on these poets in a box, and he actually wrote the entries for each poet. We are in possession of this box and are busy turning his research and entries into a book. We had hoped to have this book ready by December 2018 so that we could at least link it to the centennial of the end of World War One. We still hope for this, but 2019 is more likely.
4.TRIVIA: Some of the poets found in this book are referenced in The Mad Patagonian, or a line or two of their poetry was inserted into the text, or in two cases their poetry is presented in the novel. Zabala apparently used his research into these poets as a source for some of the material in The Mad Patagonian. So we are presenting this book as a companion to Zabala’s novel. It is a slim volume (260 pages) providing short biographies of 24 poets. This volume also contains examples of their poetry. Your preview contains three poets, the three who figure the most prominently in The Mad Patagonian. (See the photos below.)
5. If you have already purchased The Mad Patagonian and would also like the pdf preview of The Lost Poets of World War One, please send us an email that says as much and we will send it to you directly. (Click the book cover to the right to send an email.)

Photos from The Lost Poets of World War One

Raúl Francisco Manrique

Photograph of ‘poets at a sailor’s party’ at the Hotel Castelar in Buenos Aries in January 1934. Standing on the right with a cigarette in his left hand is Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Neruda’s right arm is draped over the shoulder of Spanish poet Federico García Lorca. To the right of Lorca is the poet and literary critic Ezequiel Martínez Estrada.
The poet down on his knees is Raúl Francisco Manrique.

Eduardo de Jesús Montoyo

Photograph taken of ‘The Black Gang’ in their jalopy near the
Garfias farm on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, 1915.
Seated in the back of the car on the driver’s side is César Falcón
Garfias. Next to him is José Carlos Mariátegui. Eduardo de Jesús
Montoyo is sitting directly behind Mariátegui.

Photograph taken of ‘The Black Gang’ and Swiss ballerina Norka Rouskaya
a few days after ‘The Scandal of the Cemetery,’ Lima, Peru, 1917.
Norka Rouskaya is seated at the center of the table. Standing behind her,
slightly to her right, is José Carlos Mariátegui. Standing to the left of
Mariátegui is the poet and journalist Abraham Valdelomar. Next to
Valdelomar, seated to the left of Rouskaya, is Eduardo de Jesús Montoyo.

Sagueo Ruedas

Studio portrait of Sagueo Ruedas and Adelita Caetano taken in Rio de Janeiro, 1916.