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Olvido García Valdés

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Olvido García Valdés

Olvido García Valdés (Asturias, España, 1950) resides in Toledo. Her poetry collections, except for her most recent Lo solo del animal, have been published together in one volume Esa polilla que delante de mí revolotea (Poesía reunida). She has translated Pier Paolo Pasolini’s La religión de mi tiempo y Larga carretera de arena and contributed to a comprehensive anthology of poetry in Spanish translation of Anna Akhmatova and Marina Tsvetaeva. She also authored the biographical study Teresa de Jesús and is co-editor of the magazines Los Infolios and El signo del gorrión. In 2007 she was awarded the Premio Nacional de Poesía (National Poetry Prize) for her collection Y todos estábamos vivos.

Articles by Olvido García Valdés

What Do You Expect, Heart?
By Olvido García Valdés
  What do you expect, heart? What do you want from me? To be like Zeno of Elea, who bit off his own tongue in one bite and spit it out at the tyrant? The good angel bad angel speaks: the bearable…
Translated from Spanish by Catherine Hammond
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