The jury of the National Poetry Prize has proposed Alba Cid to be awarded the National Prize for Young Poetry ‘Miguel Hernández’, corresponding to 2020, for her work Atlas. The award, awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, is endowed with 20,000 euros.
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The jury has chosen this work “because it constitutes a reflection on how literature makes maps of reality and on the moral value that literature can have as a problematization of the world.”
“It is poetry of both knowledge and emotion, and presents a new cartography in which the map of the body merges with that of the planet, memory and the enigma.” In turn, he has also highlighted that it is a work “written with the logic of amazement and full of cultural references that are seen from an eccentric gaze that ferments in rebellion ”.
Alba Cid is a poet and researcher in contemporary poetry. He has participated in volumes such as Poetics da casa (2006) and in the anthology of Apiary No seu detach (2016). She publishes creative texts and reviews in magazines such as Grial, Luzes, Tempos Novos and Dorna, and is a contributor to Radio Galega. Her poems have been translated into Spanish, Greek, English, and Portuguese, and have appeared in Oculta Lit, The Offing and Poem-a-Day, a web series from the Academy of American Poets. He is currently in charge of the John Rutherford Center for Galician Studies at the University of Oxford.