Homage to Nicanor Parra, Chilean Anti-Poet and Artist

Dominic Moran, Benjamin Bollig
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17:00 - 19:00
Taylor Institution Library
St Giles'
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Lectures and seminars
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The Oxford Spanish Graduate Seminar and the Oxford Chilean Society invite you to the event "Homage to Nicanor Parra", the originator of so-called Anti-Poetry and one of the most original and influential voices in twentieth-century Hispanic literature, who died this year aged 103.

The homage will include poetry readings in Spanish and English, the presentations of Oxford University professors Benjamin Bollig and Dominic Moran, and the opening of a display of Parra's books and "Artefactos", presented by the Taylor Institution.

The Chilean writer studied cosmology at Saint Catherine's College, Oxford, between 1949 and 1951, where he wrote "Poems and Antipoems" (initially titled "Oxford 1950"). In 2000 Parra was named Honorary Fellow of St Catz, and in 2011 he was awarded the Cervantes Prize, considered the most prestigious in the Spanish-speaking world.