Antònia Vicens has obtained today the National Prize of Poetry for 2018, for his work Tots els cavalls. The jury has highlighted its "poetic vocation that contemplates a whole life through the sieve of a dry expression, hard, restless and bright," according to a statement from the Ministry of Culture and Sports, which delivers annually the award, endowed with 20,000 euros .
The poet, born in Santanyí, Mallorca, in 1941, "He has a long literary career, publishing both novel and poetry," the document says. Despite this, less than a decade since he published his first book of poems: Lovely (2009). Then, he edited Sota the paraigua the crit (2013), Fred als ulls (2015) and, finally, Tots the cavalls.
Throughout his career, Vicens has won several awards for his work. Among others, in 1965, in the literary contest of Cantonigròs, with the compilation of stories Banc de fusta, or in 1967, the Premi Sant Jordi for the novel 39th a l'ombra. In that same genre he has also written books like The Santa, Terra seca, Febre alta, Lluny of the train, Ungles perfectes or Ànima de gos, and the story anthology Tots els contes.