Juan Vicente Piqueras

Juan Vicente Piqueras was born in 1960 in Los Duques de Requena, a small village in the province of Valencia. In 1985 he moved from Spain. Since then he has lived in France, Italy, Greece and Algeria, away form any Spanish literary group and circle. He has published several books of poems. He has translated into Spanish Poesía completa by Tonino Guerra, the anthology Una calle para mi nombre by the Sarajevo’s poet Izet Sarajlic, Cosecha de ángeles by the Romanian poet Ana Blandiana, El huésped en el bosque by Elisa Biagini and El hambre del cocinero by the Greek poet Kostas Vrachnós. He has received several poetry awards: José Hierro, Antonio Machado, Alfonso el Magnánimo, the International Prize of Medellin Festival, the Jaén Prize for Poetry, Manuel Alcántara Award, and in 2012 the Loewe Award for his book Atenas. En la actualidad vive en Argel.

His books of poems to the date are:

  • Tentativas de un héroe derrotado (1985)
  • Castillos de Aquitania (1987)
  • La palabra cuando (1991)
  • La latitud de los caballos (1999)
  • La edad del agua (2003)
  • Adverbios de lugar (2004)
  • Aldea (2006)
  • Palmeras (2007)
  • La hora de irse (2011)
  • Yo que tú (2012)
  • Atenas (2013)