Nicanor Parra

Nicanor Parra

(San Fabián de Alico, 1914-La Reina, Santiago, 2018)

A Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist; a key figure of twentieth-century Spanish-American poetry, winner of the Miguel de Cervantes Prize in 2011, and Chile’s National Literature Prize in 1969. As a founder of ‘anti-poetry’, his work has been widely translated across the globe and he is considered one of the west’s great contemporary poets. From his extensive oeuvre, stand out titles such as Poemas y antipoemas (1954) [Antipoems (1960)], which led him to be considered one of the most influential poets in all of Spanish America. One of his distinctive ideological stances is his pronounced ecological character, a ‘third alternative’ he insisted on offering the two leading blocs who, during most of the last century, fought over global hegemony: capitalism and socialism.

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