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100 Pulitzer Poets: Conrad Akien, 1930

24 May 2016

Today at Círculo de Poesía: Conrad Akien (1889-1973) American poet and writer. Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1930. He was the poetry consultant of the Library of Congress from 1950–1952. He also won the National Book Award and the first edition of the Shelley Memorial Award, in…

Dossier de Poetas Nobel: William Butler Yeats, 1923

17 May 2016

Al cumplirse 100 años del levantamiento que inició la Guerra de Independencia Irlandesa, presentamos la elegía que William Butler Yeats escribió en aquella fecha. Las palabras del poeta quedan, más allá de la conmemoración, como una meditación sobre cada acto revolucionario, y sobre los seres humanos…

Dossier de Poetas Nobel: Paul von Heyse, 1910

17 May 2016

Presentamos una breve selección de Paul von Heyse (1830-1914). Definido por uno de los miembros de la academia sueca como “El más grande genio literario alemán desde Goethe”, Heyse fue un prolífico escritor en todos los géneros, en cuyo trabajo siempre hubo implícito un idealismo…

Dossier de Poetas Nobel: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, 1903

17 May 2016

  Presentamos un poema del noruego Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910). Poeta considerado, junto a Ibsen, Lie y Kielland, como uno de los 4 grandes de la literatura noruega. Es autor de la letra del himno de su país y considerado el poeta nacional por muchas otras obras….

Dossier de Poetas Nobel: Sully Prudhomme, 1901

17 May 2016

  Presentamos un soneto del primer poeta que mereció el Premio Nobel de Literatura: Sully Prudhomme (1839-1907). Prudhomme abandonó la educación básica por problemas de la vista y se convirtió con el tiempo en un ingeniero que claudicó de la ingeniería para estudiar Filosofía y…

American Poetry: Jan Heller Levi

16 May 2016

Today at Círculo de Poesía: Jan Heller Levi, she is poet. She teaches in the MFA Program at Hunter College. In 1998 she deserved the Walt Whitman Prize for her book Once I Gazed at You in Wonder. Spanish version by Adalberto García López Presentamos…

American Poetry: Barbara Ras

16 May 2016

Today at Círculo de Poesía we present poetry by the Walt Whitman Award winner Barbara Ras (1949). Awarded in 1997 for her collection of poems Bite Every Sorrow , her work has been described as profoundly metaphysical in nature and prone to discerning spiritual insights….

American Poetry: Joshua Clover

16 May 2016

All Whitman Laureates at Círculo de Poesía The Walt Whitman Award 1996 Today at Círculo de poesía: Joshua Clover. He was born in 1962 in Bekeley and is a professor of English at the University of California, Davis. Among many other recognitions, he has received…

American Poetry: Nicole Cooley

16 May 2016

All Whitman Laureates at Círculo de Poesía The Walt Whitman Award 1995 Today at Círculo de Poesía: Nicole Cooley, Walt Whitman Award 1995 for her first book of poetry, Resurrection (Louisiana State University Press, 1996). She is also the author of The Afflicted Girls (Louisiana State…

American Poetry: Jan Richman

16 May 2016

All Whitman Laureates at Círculo de Poesía The Walt Whitman Award 1994 Today at Círculo de Poesía: Jan Richman. She is a poet graduated from the NYU Graduate Creative Writing Program. In 2001 she co-edited the literary journal 6,500. In 1994 she deserved the Walt…

100 Pulitzer Poets: Stephen Vincent Benét, 1929

16 May 2016

Today at Círculo de Poesía, we present “Metropolitan Nigtmare”, a poem by American Stephen Vincent Benét (1898-1943). Known for his lengthy, meditative and humorous social pieces, he earned the Pulitzer Prize in 1929 for his book John Brown’s Body, of which we present here a…

100 Pulitzer Poets: Leonora Speyer, 1927

16 May 2016

Today at Círculo de Poesía: a poem by Leonora Speyer (1872-1956), Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1927. She was a poet and a violinist. Leonora Speyer was born in Washington D.C. in 1872. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her Fiddler’s Farewell (Knopf, 1926)  Spanish versión by…