Luis Antonio de Villena

Luis Antonio de Villena (Madrid, 1951) holds a degree in Romance Philology. He studied classical and oriental languages and, as soon as he completed his studies, he dedicated himself to literature, graphic journalism and radio. He has directed several humanities courses at university level and has been invited as professor and lecturer in may national and foreign universities. He published his first book of poems, Sublime Solarium (Madrid: Bezoar, 1971) at the age of 19. …Read More

Mariano Peyrou

Mariano Peyrou (Buenos Aires, 1971) has lived in Madrid, Spain, since 1976. He is a poet, a saxophonist and holds a degree in Social Anthropology. He has published the following poetry collections: La voluntad de equilibrio (Fundación María del Villar, 2000), A veces transparente (Bartleby Editores, 2004), La sal (Pre-Textos, 2005), Estudio de lo visible (Pre-Textos, 2007), Temperatura voz (Pre-Textos, 2010) y Niños enamorados (Pre-Textos, 2015). Anthologies of his work have been published in Argentina, …Read More

Jordi Doce

Jordi Doce (1967) holds a BA in English Literature and wrote an M.Phil thesis on the work of English poet Peter Redgrove. He worked as Language Assistant at the University of Sheffield (1993-1996) and the University of Oxford (1997-2000). He has translated the poetry of W.H. Auden, John Burnside, Anne Carson, T.S. Eliot, Charles Simic and Charles Tomlinson, among others, and has published five volumes of his own poetry: Diálogo en la sombra (1997), Lección …Read More

Gonzalo Escarpa

Gonzalo Escarpa (Madrid, 1977) is a Spanish poet and performer. He holds a Master Degree in Spanish Literature and  he worked as professor of Creative Writing as well as in the cultural industry. He held a grant at the Fundación Antonio Gala and worked as coordinator at the Fundación Centro de Poesía José Hierro. He also held the charge of Cultural Promotion Coordinator at the Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura at the Puebla Council, …Read More

Elena Medel

Elena Medel was born in Córdoba in 1985. She is the author of three books of poetry, now collected in Un día negro en una casa de mentira (Visor, 2015), and the essay El mundo mago. Cómo vivir con Antonio Machado (Ariel, 2015). Her debut Mi primer bikini (DVD, 2002) has been published in English (as My First Bikini, with translation by Lizzie Davis, Jai Alai Books, 2015) as well as versions of her poems …Read More

Juan Antonio Bernier

Juan Antonio Bernier (Córdoba, 1976) has published Así procede el pájaro (Valencia, Pre-texts, 2004, awarded with the Ojo Crítico Award in 2005), Árboles con tronco pintado de blanco (Valencia, Pre-textos, 2011) and Letra y nube (Valencia, Pre-textos, 2017). He has been included in numerous anthologies of contemporary poetry, both in Spain and abroad. Between 2004 and 2011, he has been appointed as co-literary director of the International Poetry Festival Cosmopoética held in Cordoba. As a …Read More

Jaime Siles

Jaime Siles (Valencia, 1951). PhD in Classical Philology from the University of Salamanca. Fellow of the Juan March Foundation, he studied at the University of Tübingen under the direction of Antonio Tovar. Later worked as a researcher contracted in the Department of Linguistics of the University of Cologne, where he collaborated with Jürgen Untermann in the writing of Monumenta Linguarum Hispanicarum. From 1976 to 1980 he was professor of Latin Philology at the University of …Read More

Luis Alberto de Cuenca

Luis Alberto de Cuenca (Madrid, 1950) is Research Professor at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (since 1989), Académico Numerario at the Royal Academy of History (since 2010) and President of the Royal Board of the Spanish National Library (since 2015). He has been Director of the Spanish National Library (1996-2000) and Secretary of State for Culture (2000-2004). In 1989 he was awarded with the National Translation Award for his Latin version of the anonymous …Read More

Ruxandra Cesereanu

Ruxandra Cesereanu is a poet, essayist, novelist, short story writer, and literary critic. Her poetry has been characterized by several critics as postmodern and influenced by Surrealism and its Romanian avatar, the Onirism. Some of her works are written in a style theorized by the poet herself and called by the name delirionism (from “delirium”). According to the author these poems are the result of “the transposition of a semi-psychedelic trance into poetry” (Ruxandra Cesereanu, Submarinul iertat – The forgiven …Read More

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 …Read More