Reading… Luis Cernuda

  • DATE

    27 September 2022

  • TIME

    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome


    Free (but please register)

Instituto Cervantes Manchester and Leeds Poetry’s Club continue in autumn by reading the Spanish poet Luis Cernuda, a prominent figure of the Generation of ’27. Exiled after the Spanish Civil War, he lived in the UK until 1947 and later moved to US and Mexico.

Cernuda’s poetry shows a continual process of stripping away artifice and fashionable stylistic traits or mannerisms, aware of the moment in which he had to live.

The Poetry club is coordinated by Diana Cullell, Professor at the University of Liverpool.

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).