Poesía en Abril: Vanessa Droz & Homero Aridjis
Vanessa Droz is a Puerto Rican poet and the author of several collections of poetry including Las cuatro estaciones: Suite caribeña (2016), Vicios de ángeles y otras pasiones privadas (1996), first–prize recipient from the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, Estrategias de la catedral (1999), and La cicatriz a medias (1982), which was selected best poetry book of the year by the newspaper El Nuevo Día.
Homero Aridjis is a Mexican poet, novelist, environmental activist, diplomat and former president of PEN International known for his rich imagination, poetry of lyrical beauty, and ethical independence. Among his many awards are two John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowships, the Prix Roger Caillois, the Premio Grinzane Cavour, the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize, the Presea Generalísimo José María Morelos, the Smederevo Golden Key, the John Hay Award,the Millennium Prize for International Environmental Leadership and the Premio Internazionale di Poesia di Camaiore. Kenneth Rexroth wrote that "He is a visionary poet of lyrical bliss, crystalline concentrations and infinite spaces." His poetry, said Juan Rulfo, “is a symbol of love." Seamus Heaney has written that "Homero Aridjis' poems open a door into light."
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