Piedad Bonnett

b. 1951
Piedad Bonnett was born in Amalfi, Colombia in 1951. She studied philosophy and philology in Colombia and Madrid and has been a literature professor at the Universidad de los Andes since 1981. Bonnett is best known as a poet of clear language imbued by irony and deep feeling that explores the subjects of love and the harsh realities of life in Colombia. Starting with her award-winning first volume of poems, De círculo y ceniza (1989), she has written in almost every genre including for the theatre, and published a dictionary of the most important concepts of her Nobel Prize-winning fellow countryman in The world according to García Márquez (2005).

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POET’S REGION Latin America

LIFE SPAN 1951–

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Piedad Bonnett was born in Amalfi, Colombia in 1951. She studied philosophy and philology in Colombia and Madrid and has been a literature professor at the Universidad de los Andes since 1981. Bonnett is best known as a poet of clear language imbued by irony and deep feeling that explores the subjects of love and the harsh realities of life in Colombia. Starting with her award-winning first volume of poems, De círculo y . . .

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