León, Oct 24 (EFE).- The Murcian writer Diego Sánchez Aguilar (Cartagena, 1974) won with his work “The knot” this Tuesday the XLIX Antonio González de Lama National Poetry Prize, organized by the León City Council.
The prize is endowed with 6,000 euros as well as 10 copies of the edition of the winning work for the winner.
The jury, led by the Councilor for Cultural Action and Promotion of the City Council of León, Elena Aguado, has agreed with the selection of this work, which highlights that it is “a moving collection of poems about a universal human experience that is the pain for a father.” and the son’s subsequent orphanhood, so that feeling replaces the work’s meaning.
In this edition, 550 collections of poems have been submitted, in a literary competition intended for people over 18 years of age, regardless of their nationality, as long as their works are presented written in Spanish and have not won the prize in at least the five most recent calls.
Sánchez Aguilar is a Doctor of Latin American Philology and Professor of Spanish Language and Literature. Her book ‘New theories on the female orgasm’ won the Setenil prize for the best book of short stories published in Spain in 2016.
As a poet, he has published ‘Diario de las bestias blanca’ (Dionisia García International Poetry Prize, 2008) and ‘The famous orders of the night’ (2016).
He is also the author of ‘Vertical Poetry’, a critical edition of Roberto Juarroz’s work for the publisher Cátedra.
He has also published reviews and literary criticism articles in magazines such as Quimera or El colloquio de los perros. EFE