The jury has acknowledged the work Los salmos fosforitos as "taking poetry to new limits by combining intelligence, humor, emotion and a lyrical spark”
A poet from Valencia, on Tuesday Berta García Faet won the Miguel Hernández National Youth Poetry Prize 2018, which was awarded by the Ministry of Sports and Culture, for her work Los salmos fosforitos. The judging panel for the award, endowed with 20,000 euros, considers that the work "presents one of the most powerful and influential voices of modern poetry. It’s a book that takes poetry to new limits by combining intelligence, humor, emotion and a lyrical spark. A continuation of a dialogue with Trilce de César Vallejo, García Faet revives Spanish lyrical tradition from its most subversive facet.” García Faet received the call for the award “like an alarm clock” at her US residence, where she is currently completing a PhD in Hispanic Studies at Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island). For the young woman of 30 years, this prize is important for two reasons: first because it connects her with Spain and Spanish Literature; and secondly, the award bears the name of her father’s favorite poet.
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