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2018 winner Darío Jaramillo

The Lorca PrizePosted by Simon Wed, April 24, 2019 12:03:27

The winner of the Lorca Poetry Prize 2018 is Darío Jaramillo, from Colombia. It was South America’s turn. Born in 1947, he is the second successive Lorca Prize winner younger than me, so that must have brought the average age down a bit. (See for example //blog.granadalabella.eu/#post49 dated 24/9-2015.) Another interesting feature is that Jaramillo has not got a large number of poetry prizes in his display cabinet. Having said that, he did win last year’s Colombian National Poetry Prize for ‘the existential and poetic maturity’ of his latest publication El cuerpo y otra cosa (The Body and Other Things), a prize worth 60 million pesos, which at around 17,000 euros is a similar amount to what he’ll get for the Lorca.

Darío Jaramillo Agudelo (Santa Rosa de Osos, Antioquia, Colombia, 1947), miembro de la llamada Generación Desencantada, es considerado uno de los mejores poetas colombianos del siglo XX y renovador de la poesía amorosa en castellano. Graduado como abogado y economista por la Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, desempeñó importantes cargos culturales en organismos estatales y fue miembro de los consejos de redacción de la revista Golpe de Dados. De su poesía se han hecho tres reediciones completas: 77 poemas (Universidad Nacional, 1987), 127 poemas (Universidad de Antioquia, 2000) y Libros de poemas (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2003); así como diversas antologías, entre ellas: Aunque es de noche (Pre-Textos, 2000), Del amor, del olvido (Pre-Textos, 2009), Basta cerrar los ojos (Era, 2015) y Poesía selecta (Lumen, 2018). Es también autor de aforismos, Diccionadario (Pre-Textos, 2014); ensayo y prosa autobiográfica, Historia de una pasión (Pre-Textos, 2006) o Poesía en la canción popular latinoamericana (Pre-Textos, 2008); y novela, La muerte de Alec (1983, Pre-Textos, 2013), Cartas cruzadas (1993) o Novela con fantasma (Pre-Textos, 2004), entre otras obras. El 14 de noviembre de 2018 obtuvo, en su decimoquinta edición, el Premio Internacional de Poesía Ciudad de Granada Federico García Lorca.

My translation: Darío Jaramillo Agudelo (b. Santa Rosa de Osos, Antioquia, Colombia, 1947), member of the “Generación Desencantada” (Disenchanted Generation), is considered one of the best Columbian poets of the Twentieth Century and a renovator of love poetry in the Spanish language. He graduated as a lawyer and economist at the Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá and held important positions of responsibility in various state cultural organisms as well as being a member of the editorial council of the magazine Golpe de Dados. There have been three complete re-editions of his poetry: 77 poemas (Universidad Nacional, 1987), 127 poemas (Universidad de Antioquia, 2000) and Libros de poemas (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2003); as well as various anthologies, among them: Aunque es de noche (Pre-Textos, 2000), Del amor, del olvido (Pre-Textos, 2009), Basta cerrar los ojos (Era, 2015) and Poesía selecta (Lumen, 2018). He is also the author of a collection of aphorisms, Diccionadario (Pre-Textos, 2014); autobiographic essays and prose, Historia de una pasión (Pre-Textos, 2006) or Poesía en la canción popular latinoamericana (Pre-Textos, 2008); and novels, La muerte de Alec (1983, Pre-Textos, 2013), Cartas cruzadas (1993) or Novela con fantasma (Pre-Textos, 2004), among other works. On 14 November 2018 he was awarded, in its fifteenth edition, the City of Granada- Federico García Lorca International Poetry Prize.
Here we have Darío Jaramillo (right) and Santiago Auserón discussing poetry in the popular music of Latin America (bolero, tango, ranchero). At the Lorca Centre, Granada, Tuesday 23 April.



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