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19 September 2023
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Instituto Cervantes Manchester
The Instituto Cervantes in Manchester and Leeds Poetry Club, coordinated by Diana Cullell, continues this September with a series of three readings selected by our students. We begin with Federico García Lorca, one of the leading figures of contemporary Spanish poetry, continue with one of the most prolific Spanish writers of the 19th century, Rosalía de Castro, and before closing the year with Cervantes Prize winner, Francisco Brines.
In September’s session, we will read poems by Federico García Lorca.
Federico García Lorca was a poet and playwright from Granada, representative of the Generation of ’27. His extensive work in theatre, narrative and poetry has given rise to iconic books and collections of poems in Spanish literature such as Poema del cante jondo, Romancero gitano, Poeta en Nueva York, Sonetos del amor oscuro…
Diana Cullell is a Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Liverpool and a specialist in Spanish and Catalan literature and culture. She has published on different authors and literary movements, with an interest in new forms of poetry and its new interpretations; contemporary Spanish and Catalan poetry; representations of the body in literature or the Spanish poetry market from 1980 to the present. His publications include La perfopoesía española en el siglo XXI: una revolución poética (Madrid: Amargord, 2019); Spanish Contemporary Poetry: An Anthology(Manchester University Press, 2014); or La Poesía de la Experiencia Española de Finales del Siglo XX al XXI (Madrid: Devenir, 2010).
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