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Juan Carlos Mestre

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Juan Carlos Mestre

Juan Carlos Mestre was born in 1957 in Villafranca del Bierzo in the province of Leon in Castilla y Leon, Spain. He is a poet, essayist, and graphic artist. He has published twenty-five books of poems. Five of his collections have won major Spanish prizes: "Antífona del otoño en el Valle del Bierzo," the 1985 Premio Adonáis; "La poesía ha caído en desgracia," the 1992 Premio Jaime Gil de Biedma; "La tumba de Keats," the 1999 Premio Jaén de poesía; "La casa roja," the 2009 Premio Nacional de poesía; and "La bicicleta del panadero," the 2012 Premio de la Crítica de poesía castellana.

Articles by Juan Carlos Mestre

Poem to the One in Far-Off Lands
By Juan Carlos Mestre
The one banished by povertylives heartless in far-off landsand cares for nothing as if it were hisand is sullen and tired under the heavens.The one who leaves his house defeatedand is dragged along by…
Translated from Spanish by Jeremy Paden
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