The "portrait of the critic" of Basilio Sanchez, Loewe Award for poetry 2018

The poet of extremadura rises with the award thanks to his work, 'I have inherited a walnut tree on the tomb of the kings', while the poetry award to young to

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The poet of extremadura rises with the award thanks to his work, 'I have inherited a walnut tree on the tomb of the kings', while the poetry award to young to under the age of 30 years has been desert

In the middle of Gran Vía of madrid, in the business premises of your prestigious fashion company, the Fundación Loewe has announced the failure of the International Prize of poetry in his edition of 2018. Basilio Sánchez (Barcelona, 1958) was declared the winner in the XXI edition thanks to I have inherited a walnut tree on the tomb of the kings, a "portrait of the critic" in the words of the jury that awarded the distinction. The agency chaired by Víctor García de la Concha and composed by last year's winner Ben Clark, Piedad Bonnett, Francis Braun, Aurora Egido, Jaime Siles, and Luis Antonio de Villena wanted to highlight the "inquiry and appreciation of the classical tradition" in the poetry of the winner, as well as his continuous search of new records, sounds, and meanings".

Sánchez, who thanked the Foundation Loewe its "deep concern about the culture of poetry in our age", was excited and took the stand to try to reel off the meaning of the award and two years of work he devoted to the book: "I Think that my intentionality reveals a humanistic way of understanding poetry," he confessed. And he continued: "I have inherited a walnut tree on the tomb of the kings there is a poet who respects nature and the environment without undue constraints. In the end, my poetry is no more than the last piece of a long rope to which he also contributed some of the featured poets that I admire. It is a book of meditation that could perfectly be the breviary of a contemplative".

Before Sanchez, Piedad Bonnet justified the award by mixing his own words with the writings of the poet cáceres: "The merits of this writer to pass through its great unity and consistency to provide their words of encouragement mystical at the same time that it inspires suspicion and distrust. His gaze, like that of the distinguished, exudes humility and brilliance in creation, because we are not talking about an enlightened, if not a craftsman of the word." The writer colombian celebrated the award with a last sentence: "Basil tantea with words what music is to give with a celebration tenacious of what exists".

in Addition, the traditional Prize to the Youth Creation was declared void, it being the first time that this has happened since 2012, the year in which Athens of Juan Vicente Piqueras was raised with the Loewe. Both this decision as declaring the winner to Sanchez were announced by the president of the jury, García de la Concha, opening the envelope certificate before a notary public.

With the award, Sanchez joins a list of illustrious began to conform Juan Luis Panero in its first edition and have added others such as Felipe Benítez Reyes, Cristina Peri Rossi, Antonio Lucas and Ben Clark, who won last year.

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Updated Date: 16 November 2018, 20:00

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