María Sanz

María Sanz (Seville, 1956) confirmed hers poetic vocation in 1976, when she published for the first time a poem in the Spanish magazine “Cal”. Since then, she has participated in numerous poetry recitals as well as jury in literary prizes. She has obtained several prizes, among them “Ricardo Molina”, “Cáceres”, “Leonor”, “Tiflos”, “Valencia-Alfons el Magnànim”, “City of Badajoz”, “Hermanos Machado”, “Vicente Núñez”, “City of Pamplona”, etc. In 1994, the Spanish Ministry of Culture awarded her with a Grant of Creation Assistance in 1994. Her most recent published works are Hypnos en la ventana (Algaida Editores, 2009), Danaide (Col. Vandalia, Fundación Lara, 2012), La paz del abandono (Edit. Renacimiento, 2014), Oboe d’amore (Col. Melibea, 2015), El primer reino (Edit. Aguaclara, 2015), Es inútil que duerma (Edit. Celya, 2015) and Galería de insomnes (Ediciones Hiperión, 2016). Maria Sanz also appears in several anthologies and poetic studies, among them Quinta Antología de “Adonais” (Ediciones Rialp, 1993), Ellas tienen la palabra (Edit. Hiperión, 1997), Criatura frente a la creación (Revista Salina nº 14, Universidad Rovira i Virgili de Tarragona, 2000), Antología de la Poesía Femenina de España en el Siglo XX (Universidad de Pekín, 2001) y Los cuarenta principales. Antología general de la poesía andaluza contemporánea (1975-2002) (Edit. Renacimiento, 2002). Her works have been translated into Polish, English, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic and Braille.