Radiador Magazine

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[Radiador] Magazine
Third anniversary issue's cover (#36) created by Daniel Malpica. A variation of the title, in this case [Atomizador], appears on the cover of [Radiador] Magazine in every anniversary issue.
EditorDaniel Malpica
Staff writersEmmanuel Vizcaya (poetry curator)
CategoriesVisual Poetry, Literature, Art
FormatDigital edition, editorial design
First issueSeptembre 25, 2011
Based inHelsinki/Mexico City

[Radiador] Magazine ("Radiator Magazine") is a Mexico City/Helsinki-based Mexican poetry magazine in digital platform devoted to the dissemination of non-conventional literature and arts. It was founded by poet and designer Daniel Malpica, and poet Emmanuel Vizcaya in 2011.[1]

The title of the project is an homage to Mexican avant-garde movement Stridentism,[2] whom published Irradiador magazine in 1923. Now, [Radiador] Magazine is well known throughout Latin America and Spain for its thematic issues and rare design, its editions on visual poetry and eccentric literature aesthetics, its attention to contemporary authors by the inclusion of a monthly parts novel and international visual artists portfolios, and its constantly, and provocative, critic to the Spanish-speaking cultural and political scene.[3]

The magazine has published an important group of contemporary writers, visual artists and intellectuals: Raul Zurita, Enrique Verástegui, Forrest Gander, José Emilio Pacheco, Carlos Monsiváis, Michael Palmer (poet), Roxana Crisólogo, Pere Salinas, Joan Navarro, Gerardo Arana, Alexis Díaz Pimienta, Roberto Cruz Arzabal, Aurelio Meza, David Meza, Yaxkin Melchy, and Tom Barclay, among others.

Between 2013 and 2014, [Radiador] Magazine was awarded with a grant for independent magazines given by the National Council for Culture and Arts.[4]


[Radiador] Magazine was founded in México City in September 2011 by poets Daniel Malpica and Emmanuel Vizcaya. The name was an idea of Vizcaya influenced by Mexican stridentist movement. They launched their first edition (issue number 0) thinking of eventually migrating to a printed format, but that never happened. The project regain editorial design in the internet era, creating monthly interactive issues that can be read or downloaded for free.[5] All their contents are supported under a Creative Commons license. About the digital platforms, Malpica, wrote:

[Radiador] Magazine [...] was initially thought of as a modest publication. We were looking to build more of a catalogue showcasing emergent poets of my country. However, after completing Issue 0, we decided to stay on board the digital platform and explore its possibilities. The response we got was surprising. The outreach of the magazine, both in readers and collaborators, went beyond national borders and became Spanish-speaking. The same can be said about the age group, now that we have readers and writers born in the 1950s to the 1990s. More than that, the e-platforms allow us to accomplish a professional monthly project in a condensed work team: Emmanuel Vizcaya (in charge of the poetry content) and myself (as editor-in-chief and designer). Thanks to the e-platforms, we are an autonomous project that works to facilitate exposure of and unite writers in Latin America.[6]


Founding members[edit]

  • Daniel Malpica (Editor-in-chief and Designer)
  • Emmanuel Vizcaya (Literature Curator)

Temporary active members[edit]

  • Gerardo Arana: novelist and poet. / "Pegazo Zorokin" Novel in parts.
  • Erick Alonso: literary essayist. / Columnist.
  • David Meza: poet. / Manifesto compilation.
  • Samuel González: activist, geographer and critic. / Columnist.
  • Sergio Ernesto Ríos: poet. / Books diffusion.

List of Issues[edit]

Edition Title Date
#0 Earthquake Poems Sept.2011
#1 Epiphany poetry Oct.2011
#2 Electro-Poetry Nov.2011
#3 Rage Dec.2011
#4 Brotherhood Jan.2012
#5 Morphopoetry Feb.2012
#6 #Twitterature Mar.2012
#7 Fantastic Fauna Apr.2012
#8 Tradition May.2012
#9 Ufos Jun.2012
#10 Special Edition - Dark Mexico Jul.2012
#11 Chronicles Aug.2012
#12 Special Edition - 1st Anniversary Sept.2012
#13 The Very Best Oct.2012
#14 Unknown poetry Nov.2012
#15 Zombiefication Dec.2012
#16 Geometry Jan.2013
#17 Pornopolis Feb.2013
#18 Elements Mar.2013
#19 Cosmo-visions Apr.2013
#20 Drugs May.2013
#21 Open Source Jun.2013
#22 Hypnosis Jul.2013
#23 Theories Aug.2013
#24 Special Edition - 2nd Anniversary Sept.2013
#25 Diaspora Oct.2013
#26 Re-Writings Nov.2013
#27 Aphorisms and Brief literature Dec.2013
#28 Mare Ignotum Jan.2014
#29 Ectoplasm Feb.2014
#30 Futurizer Mar.2014
#31 First Time Apr.2014
#32 .NET Poetry May.2014
#33 Underground Poetry Jun.2014
#34 A BB A Jul.2014
#35 Freedom Aug.2014
#36 Special Edition - 3rd Anniversary Sept.2014


[Radiador] Magazine has published some books under the Cartonera movement using handmade techniques and recycled materials. Recently, [Radiador] Magazine has collaborated with different international organizations receiving very good answer from the European press.[7][8]

Sivuvalo: Is this Finnish Literature? - Literature compilation of international writers who lives in Finland. The book is a handmade edition developed with recycled materials.

List of published books[edit]


  1. ^ Patricia Mignani (2015-01-13). "Arte en digital, sin fronteras geográficas" (Printed and Digital). La Jornada Jalisco (in Spanish). Mexico.
  2. ^ Francisco Morales V. (2014-12-08). "Celebra 'Radiador' ideal estridentista" (Printed and Digital). Reforma (in Spanish). Mexico.
  3. ^ Gerardo Grande. (2014-12-16). "Radiador Magazine" (Digital). SinEmbargo (in Spanish). Mexico.
  4. ^ "Results of "Edmundo Valadés" program for the support of independent magazines - Fonca/CONACULTA". Foncaenlinea. 2013-10-30. Archived from the original on 2017-04-04. Retrieved 2014-10-26.
  5. ^ Roberto Bolaños Godoy (2015-01-26). "Presente y futuro de las revistas digitales" (Digital). Frontal (in Spanish). Mexico.
  6. ^ "Publish Your Own Free Digital Magazine - Ebook - MakeUseOf". MakeUseOf.com. 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2014-10-26.
  7. ^ Daniel Malpica (2014-09-20). "Sivuvalo - Un asunto complicado del lenguaje: Antología en Helsinki" (Digital). Daniel Malpica Blog (in Spanish). Finland.
  8. ^ Mathias Rosenlund (2014-09-04). "Our agenda is different" (Printed). Newspaper (in Swedish). Finland: Hufvudstadsbladet.

External links[edit]

Official website