Look Agur Meabe: The first winner of the National Poetry Award with a written work in Basque

The National Poetry Award became public at 15.43. The decision of the jury should not be easy. The award, convened by the Ministry of Culture and endowed wi

Look Agur Meabe: The first winner of the National Poetry Award with a written work in Basque

The National Poetry Award became public at 15.43. The decision of the jury should not be easy. The award, convened by the Ministry of Culture and endowed with 20,000 euros, was for the poet and Basque narrator Miren Agur Meabe by his book Nola Gorde Errautsa Kolkoan (How to keep ash in the chest) written in Basque and co-official language that for the first time Enter the team of this distinction. The jury makes clear why: "For being a pooreman of maturity of one of the great contemporary Basque poets." The reflections on desire and death, nostalgia and the passage of time combine with a perpetual search of enjoyment through of words. As a counterpoint, it offers an ironic dimension in its language and in the attitude that plasma. Made over ten years, he magistly collects the bitterness of the passage of unbreakable years and a vitality and freshness. "

The expectation is immediate to know more about the writing of Miren Agur Meabe, diploma in Magisterium and Basque Philology, author also of some titles of children's literature and part of the Giltza-Edebé publishing group. So far only the members of the jury have been able to know the proposal of the winning work. In 2000 she received the Azalaren Kodea Review Award (the Skin Code). And in 2010 the criticism of poetry in Bisque by Bits Eskuetan (foam in the hands).

The commitment to culture in this edition is, almost as a mission, also spread the work of poets that have not transcended out of their spaces or tongues. In this case, Miren Agur Meabe --Miemblo of the Royal Academy of the Basque-Eukaltzaind language since 2006 - is a poet that you will find, sure, more readers. This afternoon some poets and editors in Spanish are getting up to date to learn more about the winner online.

Updated Date: 22 September 2021, 16:26

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