Tuesday 14 April 2015 | Doors open, wine and Mexican food from 5.30 pm | FREE ADMISSION | Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH
On Tuesday 14 April, we will be launching An Angel Speaks: Selected Poems, the new book by the celebrated poet, Homero Aridjis.
An Angel Speaks is a collection of 17 poems selected by the author to offer an introduction to a body of work spanning 30 years. Homero Aridjis is widely regarded as Mexico’s greatest living poet. His work has been translated into numerous languages and he has received critical praise from artists and writers such as Luis Buñuel, Yves Bonnefoy, Octavio Paz and Jorge Luis Borges. The volume features an essay on Homero's work and impact by Nobel Prize winner J M G Le Clézio and also includes a transcript of a Q&A, held at Swedenborg Hall in 2011, in which Homero discusses the inspiration behind his work, his groundbreaking environmental activism and also his key influences.
HOMERO ARIDJIS is the author of over 40 works and is widely regarded as Mexico’s greatest living poet. His work has been translated into numerous languages and he has received critical praise from artists and writers such as Luis Buñuel, Yves Bonnefoy, Octavio Paz and Jorge Luis Borges. He has twice served as President of PEN International, and is a former Mexican ambassador to UNESCO. In 1985 he founded the Group of 100, an environmental association of prominent artists and intellectuals that has included Leonora Carrington, Juan Rulfo and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Since then he has become one of Latin America’s leading environmental activists. Homero has been the recipient of many distinctions and prizes, including the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize, the Grinzane Cavour Prize, the Prix Roger Caillois, the Golden Key of Smederevo and the Premio Internazionale di Poesia Camaiore. He has twice been awarded a a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2015 he will become President of the Swedenborg Society.
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