Annette Leddy writes on art and literature. She has published catalog essays on Larry Bell, William Leavitt, and Allan Kaprow, and journal essays on writers such as Angelo Rognoni and Jorge Luis Borges. For the Getty Research Institute, she co-curated "Tumultuous Assembly: Visual Poems of the Italian Futurists" (2006) and she is currently co-curating an exhibition about artists and writers in 1940s Mexico. She received a 2009 Arts Writers grant from the Warhol Foundation, and was a finalist for the 2009 Frieze Writers Prize.
One Classic, One Modern: The Brief Correspondence of Roberto Bolaño and Enrique Lihn by Annette Leddy
The papers of Enrique Lihn, Chilean poet, novelist, playwright, and critic, came to rest some ten years ago in beige boxes of brown folders in the chilly vaults of the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Within these multiple enclosures lie a few pieces of correspondence from the author Roberto Bolaño, who was then living in Gerona, Spain, to Lihn in Santiago, including the postcard shown above.