Reading… Manuel Altolaguirre

  • DATE

    25 October 2022

  • TIME

    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages 13+


    Free (but please register)

Instituto Cervantes Manchester and Leeds Poetry’s Club continue in October reading the Spanish poet Manuel Altolaguirre, another prominent figure of the Generation of ’27. Poet, printer and film producer who from a very young age worked in the publishing sector, taking part in literary magazines such as Ambos, Litoral, Poesía or Caballo verde para la poesía.

In the mid-1930s, together with his wife, the poet Concha Méndez, he settled in London and worked on the bilingual magazine 1616. Exiled in Mexico after the Spanish Civil War, he continued to develop his poetry along with his publishing work.

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).