David Meza (Mexico, 1990) is one of the most important young poets writing in the Spanish language. He is the author of the book Vishnu’s Dream (El Gaviero Ediciones, 2012, Spain) and his poems have appeared in Red de poetas salvajes (“The Network of Savage Poets,” Mexico), Ping Pong Magazine (Dominican Republic), Tenían veinte años y estaban locos (“They Were Twenty Years Old and Crazed,” Spain), Chutzpah! (China) and the 89plus Clubhouse (U.K.).
An introduction to David Meza written by Spanish poet Luna Miguel:
In 2010, I first read the very young Mexican author David Meza. I discovered a kindred spirit, I said I was enchanted by his literature and that’s how it was. But not only was his literature pleasing to me, I loved it, I was obsessed with it, it made me want to embrace the one who had written those verses, because they were really mind-bending.
When I knew Meza by email, the sentiment grew even more. I asked if I could publish his texts on my website Tenían veinte años y estaban locos, and he answered me with a lovely and friendly email. Since then we have worked together a lot on projects. Publication in El Gaviero Ediciones, the poems for 89plus, and some anthologies or magazines have united us.
The poetry of Meza excites me for many reasons: because it is honest, because it is generational, because it reminds me of Roberto Bolaño, and of Vicente Huidobro, and of Leopoldo María Panero, and of Arthur Rimbaud. Because it is full of bleeding colors, because it is full of birds, because it is full of life, much life and future.
If I had to choose a poet to represent my generation and my time, I would choose him. And I think I am not the only one that thinks so. From the United States, poet Jacob Steinberg adores and translates him. From Spain, poet Arturo Sánchez loves his verses. From China, editor Ou Ning was excited to learn of his talent.
And we all know that Jeremy Spencer is a good editor. No wonder he wanted to have this beautiful poem in The Scrambler.If you want to discover something exciting: read Meza.