The poems here come from Las Hijas del Espino [Daughters of the Hawthorn], winner of the 2006 Medellín Poetry Prize. Estrada’s poetic subject travels across centuries to highlight in each poem an often overlooked woman, from Eurydice to Sylvia Plath. These lyrical portraits question the virtual absence, underrepresentation, and gendered (mis)understandings of these figures from … [Read more...]
About Lucía Estrada
Lucía Estrada (Medellín, Colombia, 1980) is the prize-winning author of 10 books of poetry, including Las Hijas del Espino (2006), El Ojo de Circe (2007), La noche en el espejo (2010), and Cuaderno del ángel (2012). She recently won the Bogotá Poetry Prize for her forthcoming collectionKatábasis (2018). She has been invited to participate in many national and international literary events and, for several years, she helped to organize the groundbreaking Medellín International Poetry Festival. Estrada currently serves as the Cultural Coordinator at the Corporación Otraparte. Her work has been partially translated into English, French, Japanese, Italian, and German.