Noche de los Libros: Celebración de Louise Glück, Nobel Literatura 2020

Celebración de la poeta estadounidense Louise Glück, ganadora del premio Nobel de Literatura 2020.

Lectores: Estudiantes de Aquinas American School — Madrid.

Con motivo de la celebración de la Noche de los Libros 2020, estudiantes de Aquinas American School presentan una selección de poemas de Louise Glück en colaboración con American Space Madrid. La lectura (en inglés) está facilitada por la poeta estadounidense Layla Benitez-James, que vive en Alicante. Benitez-James contextualiza la lectura con una presentación de la figura de Louise Glück.


Louise Glück was born in New York City in 1943 and grew up on Long Island. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University. Considered by many to be one of America’s most talented contemporary poets, Glück is known for her poetry’s technical precision, sensitivity, and insight into loneliness, family relationships, divorce, and death. The poet Robert Hass has called her “one of the purest and most accomplished lyric poets now writing.” In 2020 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” (Source: Poetry Foundation)

Layla Benitez-James is a translator, editor, and poet living in Alicante whose poems and translations have appeared in The Acentos Review, Poetry London, The London Magazine, Guernica, Waxwing, Revista Kokoro, La Galla Ciencia, and elsewhere. Her audio essays about translation can be found at Asymptote Journal Podcast. Her first chapbook, God Suspected My Heart Was a Geode But He Had to Make Sure was selected by Major Jackson for the Cave Canem 2017 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize and published by Jai-Alai Books. She works with the Unamuno Author Series to bring amazing poetry to Madrid.

Anne de la Paz’s 12th grade International Baccalaureate students at Aquinas American School have been studying poetry this year.