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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…

100 Pulitzer Poets: Amy Lowell, 1926

16 May 2016

Today at Círculo de Poesía: Amy Lowell. Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1926.  Amy Lowell born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1874. She write poetry books as A Dome of Many Colored Glass (1912), Sword Blades and Poppy Seed  or  What’s A Clock (1925)[Pulitzer Prize]. Spanish versions by Adalberto…

100 Pulitzer Poets: Robert Frost, 1924

16 May 2016

Today at Círculo de Poesía: Two poems by Robert Frost (1874-1963) from the Collection, New Hampshire: A Poem with notes and Grace notes, which received the Pulitzer Prize (1923). His work employed settings from rural life in New England and his command of American colloquial…

100 Pulitzer Poets: Carl Sandburg, 1919

16 May 2016

Today at Círculo de Poesía, as a part of our Pulitzer Prize Dossier, we present the poetry of Carl Sandburg (1878-1967). One of the most influential American Poets, he was a Three-Time Pulitzer Prize winner and one of the most prolific writers of the Twentieth…

100 Pulitzer Poets: Sara Teasdale, 1918

16 May 2016

Today at Círculo de Poesía, we present three poems by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933). A lyrical poet, Teasdale centered her themes in her personal circumstance and in the perks of being a woman in the early Twentieth Century; her poems, which started as simple and musical…

American Poetry: Martha Hollander

11 May 2016

Today at Círculo de Poesía: A poem by Martha Hollander, Walt Whitman Award 1989. The poem is based on Tempest, a work by italian Cinquecento painter Giorgione. Hollander was awarded for her book The Game of Statues (Atlantic Press. 1990). Spanish translation by Roberto Amézquita…

Selected Poems of Salvador Novo

11 May 2016

Today at Círculo de Poesía: Selected Poems of Salvador Novo (1904-1974). A poet who changes the direction of Mexican poetry based on aesthetic approach, Pedro Henriquez Ureña took from American Poetry, “write like you talk”. The present selection comes from that anthology, compiled and translated…

Poesía irlandesa: Paula Meehan

10 May 2016

Presentamos, en versión de Marina Fe, un texto de la poeta irlandesa Paula Meehan (Dublin, 1955). Ha merecido reconocimientos como el Arts Council Bursaries in Literature; The Martin Toonder Award for Literature; The Butler Literary Award for Poetry presented by the Irish American Cultural Institute, etc.  Su último…

Poesía italiana contemporánea: Enrico Testa

10 May 2016

Presentamos, en versión de Erika Reginato, la poesía de Enrico Testa (Génova, 1956). Poeta, ensayista y traductor . Es profesor universitario de historia del idioma italiano. Algunos de sus libros son: Las fastidiosas esperas (1988), En Contratiempo (1994), La Sustitución (2001) Pascua de nieve (2008)…

Poesía británica: Jack Underwood

09 May 2016

En esta entrega de nuestro dossier de poesía británica contemporánea curado y traducido por Luis David Palacios, presentamos tres poemas de Jack Underwood (Norwich, 1984). Poeta, músico y doctor en escritura creativa. Egresó del Goldsmith’s College donde ahora es profesor de literatura inglesa. Coedita la…

Poesía francesa: Yvon Le Men

09 May 2016

Presentamos, en versión de Javier Morales y Daniela Nieto, algunos poemas de Yvon Le Men (Tréguier, 1953) Poeta y escritor francés. Actualmente vive en Lannion. Su obra poética abarca más de 30 libros. Étonnant voyageur es el nombre del festival que dirige desde 1992, a partir de…