Reading… Luis Alberto de Cuenca

  • DATE

    14 May 2024

  • TIME

    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome



Instituto Cervantes Manchester and Leeds Poetry Club, under the coordination of Professor Diana Cullell (University of Liverpool), is launching a new series of readings dedicated to “Spanish Poetry Awards”.

This club provides our students with the opportunity to explore prominent figures in contemporary Spanish poetry, such as Joan Margarit, Olvido García Valdés, Pilar Pallarés, or Luis García Montero.

In each session, participants will delve into the work of a poet through the reading of their poems, presented in both Spanish and English. Professor Cullell will enhance the experience with her commentary, creating a participatory space where all attendees will share their insights about the meaning of the poems.

The fourth session will focus on the work of Luis Alberto de Cuenca, awarded the Spanish National Poetry Prize in 2015 for Cuadernos de vacaciones, the Spanish National Critics Prize in 1985 for the poetry collection La caja de plata, the Manuel Alcántara Poetry Prize in 2009 for Paseo vespertino, and the Federico García Lorca International Poetry Prize in 2021. He has an extensive body of work in narrative, essay, translation, and poetry, including poetry collections such as Sin miedo ni esperanza, Ahora y siempre, El reino blanco, and the most recent El secreto del mago.

Join us to explore and share the richness of Spanish poetry in this fascinating literary journey!

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, interested in new forms of poetry and their new interpretations; contemporary Spanish and Catalan poetry; and representations of the body in literature or the Spanish poetry market from 1980 to the present. Her 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).