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Three Iberian Poets
An evening of poetry with three remarkable poets
Martín Veiga – Galician, Launching his bilingual collection Diary of Crosses Green
Noèlia Díaz Vicedo – Catalan
Jorge Camacho – Esperanto
FREE 7.30pm, Thursday 22 November 2018
Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3QE
As well as celebrating the publication of Martín Veiga's bilingual collection of poetry Diary of Crosses Green we will be hearing two other voices from the Iberian peninsula
Martín Veiga is a Cork-based Galician poet and academic. He is a lecturer in Hispanic Studies at University College Cork, where he is also the director of the Irish Centre for Galician Studies. In 2017 he was awarded the Pedrón de Honra Prize for his promotion of Galician culture abroad, especially in Ireland. His poems have been published in many journals and anthologies and he is the author of five poetry collections in Galician, entitled Tempo van de porcelana (1990), As últimas ruínas (1994, Espiral Maior Poetry Prize), Ollos de ámbar (2005, Esquío Poetry Prize), Fundaxes (2006, Fiz Vergara Vilariño Poetry Prize) and Diario de Crosses Green (2016).
Noèlia Díaz Vicedo was born in Alicante. She is a poet and translator, whose poetry and translations have been published in magazines in Spain, the UK and USA. She translated The Body’s Reason (Francis Boutle, 2014) by Maria-Mercè Marçal from Catalan with the poet Montserrat Abelló. She combines teaching with research on contemporary women's poetry and gender studies and is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster, London, and a Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing at the Institute of Modern Languages, University of London. Her first book of poetry is Bloody Roots/Arrels sagnants.
Jorge Camacho was born in Spain in 1966. He is in the UK as a guest of the Esperanto Association of Britain, for who he will be running workshops. His major works include the essay 'La liturgio de l’ foiro' (The Liturgy of the Fair); stories in Sur la linio (On the Line) and Ekstremoj (Extremes); the novels La ĉapo de la sterko-vermo (The Dung-loving Worm's Cap), La Majstro kaj Martinelli (The Master and Martinelli). His poetry collections include Celakantoj (Coelacanths), Saturno (Saturn), Eklipsas (Eclipsing), Koploj kaj filandroj (Couplings and Gossamer), La silika hakilo (The Flint Axe), En la profundo (In the Deep), Strangaj spikoj (Strange Spikes), Palestino strangolata (Palestine Strangled) and Brulvunde (Burn Mark). He edited the literary review Beletra Almanako (The Almanac of Belles-lettres) from 2007 to 2014 to which he regularly contributes.