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Iván Figueroa is a poet and novelis t from Sahuaripa, Sonora, Mexico, born in 1974. His work has received numerous awards such as the Nacional de Poesía Homenaje a San Juan del Río in 2006, the Concurso de Libro Sonorense in 2002 and 2006, the Premio Nacional de Poesía San Román in 2006, the Premio Nacional de Poesía Juegos Trigales del Valle del Yaqui Bartolomé Delgado León in 2005 and the Concurso Estatal de Poesía Alonso Vidal in 1999. His works include La luz a mediodía, Isocronías temporales, Cielo geográfico, Transitorial, Teorías and The American poems.
A poet is a person who creates poetry. Poets may describe themselves as such or be described as such by others. A poet may simply be a writer of poetry, or may perform their art to an audience.
A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction. Some novelists are professional novelists, thus make a living writing novels and other fiction, while others aspire to support themselves in this way or write as an avocation. Most novelists struggle to get their debut novel published, but once published they often continue to be published, although very few become literary celebrities, thus gaining prestige or a considerable income from their work.
Sahuaripa is a town and municipality in the Mexican state of Sonora. The area is 5,694.4 km². with a population of 5,792 in 2005. The town and municipal seat had a population of 3,807 in 2000.
Elsa Cross, is a contemporary Spanish-language Mexican writer perhaps best known for her poetry. She has also published translations, philosophical essays and is known as an authority on Indian philosophy.
Estrella del Valle is a Mexican poet. She was born in Córdoba, Veracruz, in 1971 and studied creative writing at the Writer's General Society of Mexico.
Antonio Castro Leal was a Mexican diplomat and intellectual.
Eve Gil is a Mexican writer and journalist from Hermosillo, Sonora. She is one of the major "NAFTA generation" authors. Her work has won a number of awards such as Premio La Gran Novela Sonorense in 1993, the Premio Nacional de Periodismo Fernando Benítez in 1994, the Concurso de Libro Sonorense in 1994, 1996 and 2006, and the Premio Nacional de Cuento Efraín Huerta in 2006.
Carlos Barbarito is an Argentine poet born in Pergamino, Buenos Aires, Argentina on 6 February 1955.
Antonio Alfonso Cisneros Campoy was a Peruvian poet, journalist and academic. He was born in Lima on 27 December 1942 and died there of lung cancer on 6 October 2012, aged 69.
Alberto Ruy-Sánchez Lacy is a Mexican writer and editor born in Mexico City on 7 December 1951. He is an author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Since 1988 he has been the chief editor and founding publisher of Latin America's leading arts magazine, Artes de Mexico. He has been a visiting professor at several universities including Stanford, Middlebury and La Sorbonne, and has been invited to give lectures in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America and South America. His work has been praised by Octavio Paz, Juan Rulfo, Severo Sarduy, Alberto Manguel and Claude Michel Cluny and has received awards from several international institutions.
Malva Flores is a contemporary Mexican poet. She has also published short stories and essays.
José Gorostiza Alcalá was a Mexican poet, educator, and diplomat. For his achievements in the poetic arts, he was made a member of the Academia Mexicana de la Lengua.
Eduardo Anguita Cuéllar was a Chilean poet, who was awarded the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 1988.
Abrigael Bohórquez was a poet and playwright born in Caborca, Sonora, Mexico in 1936, many of which are social criticisms. He was also one of the first writers to deal with the theme of homosexuality in Mexican poetry. His first book was Ensayos Poéticos in 1955, when he was just nineteen years old with no formal training. He studied the dramatic arts at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA) and the Instituto Cinematográfico de la Asociación Nacional de Actores. Shortly after, his work began to gain recognitions such as the Primer Concurso Latinoamericano XEW for his poetry and various from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He became a professor at the Academia de Arte Dramático of the Universidad de Sonora and director for two theatre groups. Bohórquez died in Hermosillo in 1995 after writing eighteen works of poetry and plays. Some of these include Poesía i teatro, La hoguera en el pañuelo, Canción de amor y muerte por Rubén Jaramillo, and Las amarras terrestres.
Ignacio Mondaca Romero is a Mexican writer who has written a large number of articles, essays, literary criticism and books. He was born in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, Mexico. His work has won the Concurso Nacional de Cuento in 1998, the Concurso del Libro Sonorense in 2003 and in 2009. Major works include El pianoforte, Relatos de ocio, El diluvio y otros cuentos, Cuentos para llevar, Brevedad vital, Ensayos del desaire and Crónicas de una ciudad despierta. Mondaca was the president of the Escritores de Sonora, A.C. writers organization from 2006 to 2010. Nowadays he is Coordinador de Literatura in the Instituto Sonorense de Cultura.
Héctor Martínez Arteche was a painter and muralist who was born in Mexico City in 1934, but has spent most of his life in the state of Sonora. Most of mural work can be seen in Hermosillo, Ciudad Obregón and Navojoa, totalling more than 4,000 meters squared. These include Energía, evolución y movimiento, La evolución mística del hombre venado, El universo del hombre, El pueblo de Cajeme and Comunicación I. In addition to this artwork, he has also had a long teaching career, which began in 1948 at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas at UNAM. His best known oils include Mujer con violeta and Mujer con cobalto. His work has received recognitions such as Concurso Nacional de Pintura Mural in 1953, Medalla de Plata from the state of Sonora in 1992 and was honored by the city of Cajeme for his artistic and teaching work in 2002. His most recent recognition was the Creador Emérito for 2008-2009 for the Region Sur de Sonora. Died on October 3, 2011 at 77.
Pedro Vega Granillo is a pianist born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico in 1959. His musical career began at age ten studying under Matilde Katase, than with Emiliana de Zubeldia, when he demonstrated his aptitude. In 1980, he debuted at a concert at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, playing the complicated pieces of Zubeldía and other classical works. His success here prompted his university studies in the piano. In 1987, he received his first recognition at the Segundo Concurso Nacional de Piano, and in 1988, he debuted with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México. In addition to giving performances, Vega began a classical trio of piano, violin and violoncello at the Universidad de Sonora. Today, he is a professor at the same institution.
Efraim Medina Reyes is a Colombian writer born June 29, 1967 in Cartagena, Colombia. He is also the bassist and composer of the 7 Torpes rock band, he currently lives between Colombia and Vicenza, Italy. He is influenced by American cinema, jazz music and works of Andrés Caicedo, an emblematic figure of contemporary Colombian literature. As a writer, Efraim Medina Reyes emphasizes the hectic life of urban youths. He uses narrative techniques such as collage.
Selva Casal is a Uruguayan poet. She was born in Montevideo. Her father Julio J. Casal was also a poet and the founder of a noted literary magazine Alfar. Her debut collection Arpa appeared in 1958. Since then, she has published more than a dozen collections. She has won numerous prizes for her poetry.
Teobaldo Nina Mamani is a painter and teacher. Originally from Moquegua, Peru, Nina attended school at Esc. Bellas Artes in Lima under the tutelage of Ángel Cuadros. Nina has won multiple awards for his work, including but not limited to Premio de Dibujo de Esc. Bellas Artes. Segundo Premio Mitchell y Cía. Mención Honrosa and X Concurso Nacional de Artistas Jóvenes ICPNA.
Rosa Silverio, in full Rosa de Jesús Silverio Filpo, is a Dominican poet and storyteller.
Hugo Gutiérrez Vega was a Mexican poet, lawyer, writer, academic, actor and translator. In addition to his writings, Gutiérrez Vega, a career diplomat, served as Mexico's Ambassador to Greece from 1987 to 1994, which included concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to Cyprus, Lebanon, Moldova, and Romania. His diplomatic postings influenced his literary writings. In an October 2007 interview with La Jornada, Gutiérrez noted that he had written one book in every foreign city in which he had lived, including Washington D.C., Rio de Janeiro, London, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. His poetry has been translated into English, French, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, Russian and Romanian.
Zacarías Martínez de la Riva is a Spanish film composer.
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