Benjamin Prado will be part of the jury for the Prize of Poetry Vera

Benjamin Prado between Rafael Alberti and Gabriel García Márquez.

Benjamin Prado between Rafael Alberti and Gabriel García Márquez.

The poet and writer Benjamín Prado has confirmed that form part of the Jury of the First International Poetry Prize "City of Vera - Creative City and Open". Francisco Javier Fernandez Espinosa, Jury Secretary, He highlighted "the work we are carrying out to bring together a jury of first level, writers amply recognized by the public and important literary careers ". "Our goal is to engage as many potential writers and category believe that the jury serves as motivator", concluded.

Councilor for Culture of the City of Vera, Isabel de Haro, He noted that "it is a great incentive to have as representative figures of poetry scene in Castilian". Also, Isabel de Haro showed the firm commitment of the Government veratense team for the International Poetry Prize "City of Vera 'is between the most prestigious literary world.

The jury and the award ceremony will be the culmination of the Poetry Week, which will hold its first edition next March 2018.

Benjamín Prado He born in Madrid 13 July 1961. It highlights literary novelist level, essayist and poet. He has received several awards, among which are the Hiperión, International Poetry Prize City of Melilla, the Andalucía Novel Prize and Generation 27. His work has been translated in many countries, including the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Greece, Estonia, Letonia o Hungría, and published in Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru and El Salvador. His appearances on TV and radio, as well as collaboration with artists such as Joaquín Sabina Leiva and, make him a great reference for the general public.

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