Culture and politics have lamented on social media the death this Tuesday of the poet and architect Joan Margarit, Cervantes Prize 2019, at the age of 82 because of a cancer that he suffered a long time ago, and they have remembered his verses.
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has deeply regretted the death of Margarit, whom he remembered as “the architect of words“In a message written in Catalan on his Twitter account, the Prime Minister has indicated that the genius of Margarit’s pen has always been accompanied by the esteem of the readers.
“One of our most widely read and beloved poets, leaves a great gap in our literature,” adds Pedro Sánchez in his message, while the second vice president, Pablo Iglesias, has assured: “Rest in peace Joan Margarit, voice and lyrics of an era“.
Also the president of the Congress, Meritxel Batet, has expressed her enormous sadness for the death of the “immeasurable” Joan Margarit: “His poetry has accompanied me all my life, his literature will always be part of my sentimental biography“.
The Minister of Culture, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes, was one of the first to react to the death of the Catalan poet on his Twitter account: “What a great shame! Rest in peace dear Joan“He said minutes before extending his condolences through a statement.” I remember your sympathy, dear Joan, your intelligence, your tenderness, your love for your family … You were already ill although your vitality and humor hid it. Thank you for having given me the opportunity to know you and to love you, “said the minister.
Likewise, the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, recalled her verse “freedom is a bookstore“and he said:” Your works remain, “and” may the earth be light for you. ”
The mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, has fired the poet Joan Margarit with a tweet in which she wrote: “Rest in peace Joan Margarit, dear poet“. The mayor has accompanied her condolences for the death of the poet with the verse:” Sure, doncs, that here s’ha d’acabar that narrated. Ho fa amb l’alegria than vegades anomenem bellesa. Or poetry. ”
The Deputy Mayor for Culture of the Barcelona City Council, Joan Subirats, has also written on his Twitter profile: “Joan Margarit has died. My heartfelt tribute to this great poet (and magnificent professor of structures at @ETSABarcelona).
The PSOE has also reproduced some verses of the poet and has assured in his Twitter account: “Joan Margarit leaves, but his architectures of words remain“.
The president of Ciudadanos, Inés Arrimadas, has assured “Joan Margarit, one of our greatest poets in the Catalan and Spanish languages, has left us” and recalls that just a few months ago she received from the Kings the Cervantes Prize in recognition of a extraordinary trajectory.
Meanwhile, the PP deputy Cayetana Álvarez also recalled some verses from the poem ‘Amor y Survación’.
On the part of cultural institutions, National Heritage, where it received the 2019 Reina Sofía Prize for Ibero-American Poetry, has recalled its emotional texts with titles like ‘Mysteriously happy’ or ‘Loving is where ….’.
Also the Círculo de Bellas Artes has recalled how the poet opened the reading of Don Quixote last April on the occasion of Book Day that, “because of this pandemic, it was only online.” Goodbye, poet, this institution says goodbye.
The Alberti bookstore has also remembered his “voice of thunder” when he read poems in this establishment.
The writer Fernando Aramburu has expressed his gratitude for “the deep and so often painful words of the master on the day he leaves us “and the poet Elvira Sastre recalled that with his death” the future “has also died a little:” I owe him things that I never told him but that he knows: clairvoyants, eternal, human “.
Ismael Serrano has also expressed his sorrow and recalled his verses dedicated to his daughter Joana, of “a heartbreaking beauty”. “One of the great poets of our time is leaving,” he said.
The writer Benjamin Prado also lamented that “a teacher and a great friend are leaving.”