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[10 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Mexican Wins Prestigious Poetry Prize in Spain

LATIN AMERICAN HERALD TRIBUNE – Mexico’s Jose Emilio Pacheco was announced Thursday as the winner of the Queen Sofia Poetry Prize, Spain’s most prestigious literary award in that genre.
The prize, which is accompanied by a 42,100-euro ($56,000) cash award, recognizes a living author’s complete body of work and contribution to the shared cultural heritage of the Ibero-American community.
The 69-year-old Pacheco’s poetry oeuvre is universal in scope and has been included since the 1950s in the main Latin American poetry anthologies.
The president of the jury, Spanish Crown Heritage Chairman Yago Pico …