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Mererid Hopwood and Antonio Colinas in conversation with Carlos Aganzo

Poetry for new times

Segovia 2021, 

Mererid Hopwood and Antonio Colinas are two poets whose work involves a strong commitment to time. Both are involved in bringing new words to restore a wounded Earth. Hopwood is one of Wales’ most acclaimed poets, and has been appointed Cymrawd Rhyngwladol Cymru Greadigol Hay Festival / Hay Festival Creative Wales International Fellow 2020-2021, giving her a presence at the festival’s different events around the world. Her publications include Singing in Chains, O Ran and Nes Draw.

Antonio Colinas has been a major figure in Spanish poetry since the second half of the 20th century, when the Novísimos Generation came to prominence. He is also a well-known essayist, and has written around a hundred publications in the two genres. Titles such as Sepulcro en Tarquinia, Tiempo y abismo and El río de sombra have won prestigious awards, including the National Poetry Award, and the Reina Sofía Prize for Ibero-American Poetry.

Hopwood and Colinas will talk to another outstanding poet, Carlos Aganzo, author of books such as Las flautas de los bárbaros, En la región de Nod and Jardín con biblioteca.

Meredid Hopwood will contribute digitally.