Wed. Nov 13th, 2019

The Asturian Xaime Martínez wins the National Prize for Young Poetry

The Asturian poet Xaime Martinez has won this thursday National Young Poetry Award, endowed with 20,000 euros, by Bodies lost in morgues. A detective novel, a work chosen by the jury for "poetic intelligence manifests in the fictional use of poetry."

As reported this morning by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Martínez has won the National Prize for Young Poetry 'Miguel Hernández', corresponding to 2019, also for his “fascinating ability to propose an innovative reading of the poem” and his commitment to “ the tradition of the break is combined with a bold and surprising humor. ”

The jury has valued its commitment to “the tradition of the rupture is combined with a bold and surprising humor”

Xaime Martínez Menéndez (Oviedo, 1993) graduated in Philology and is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Oviedo. He is the author of the poems Crossfire (2014), with which he won the XVII Young Poetry Prize Antonio Carvajal and Hibernia (2017), the latter written in Asturian.

In addition, the poet participated in the "transcription" of the book Organizational principles of wild patarrealism (2016), signed with the collective heteronym of Rinoceronte García; and is part of the music group La Bande, with whom he has published the albums The call of the deer man (2015) and An exquisite corpse (2016).

He is also co-editor of the digital magazine Hidden Lit and has collaborated on publications such as PlayGround, Temptations, New Spain, Rolling stone or Anaphora. The jury of this edition has been chaired by Begoña Cerro Prada, deputy general director of Book, Reading and Letters Promotion and as Helena González Fernández, by the Royal Galician Academy / Royal Galician Academy; Koldobika Josu Bijuesca Basterretxea, by the Royal Academy of the Basque Language / Euskaltzaindia or Vicenç Llorca i Berrocal, by the Institute of Catalan Studies. Berta García Faet, award-winning author in 2018, has also been part of this jury.

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