(Amalfi, 1951) Piedad Bonnett took her degree in Philosophy and Arts from the University of the Andes, where she has lectured since 1981, her Master’s in Art and Architectural Theory from the National University of Colombia. She has published eight books of poems. The first of these, De círculo y ceniza, received an honourable mention in the Octavio Paz Hispano-American Poetry Competition; in 1994 El hilo de los días won the National Poetry Prize awarded by Colcultura, the Colombian Cultural Institute; and Explicaciones no pedidas received the 2011 Casa de América Prize for American Poetry. In 2012 she received the Víctor Sandoval Latin World Poetry Prize for her work’s contribution to the Spanish language. Her work also appears in five poetry anthologies, including Lo demás es silencio (Ediciones Hiperión, 2003) and Los privilegios del olvido (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2008). Piedad Bonnett is the author of five plays, four novels published by Alfaguara -Después de todo (2001), Para otros es el cielo (2004), Siempre fue invierno (2007) and El prestigio de la belleza (2010)- and a memoire in testimony to the death of her son, Lo que no tiene nombre (2013). Her latest work is titled Donde nadie me espere. Some of her poems have been translated into English, French, Italian, Greek, Portuguese and Swedish. Since 2015, we can read all her poems in Poesía reunida, published by Lumen.
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