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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tomás Segovia, Spanish-born Mexican poet, died from cancer he was 84.

Tomás Segovia [1][2] was a Mexican author, translator and poet of Spanish origin died from cancer he was 84.. He was born in Valencia, Spain, and studied in France and Morocco.[3] He went into exile to Mexico, where he taught at the Colegio de México and other universities.[3] Segovia founded the publication Presencia (1946),[4] was director of La Revista Mexicana de Literatura (1958–1963),[5] formed part of the magazine Plural, and collaborated in Vuelta.[6]
In honour of the poet, on August 2012, Conaculta (the Mexican Council for National Culture and Arts) announced the $100,000 Tomás Segovia Literary Translation Prize, to be awarded in alternating years for the best translation into Spanish or from Spanish.[7]

(21 May 1927 – 7 November 2011)


His work as a poet is not separate from his literary criticism and works of translation. Notable books of poetry include La luz provisional (1950), El sol y su eco (1960), Anagnórisis (1967), Figura y secuencias (1979) and Cantata a solas (1985). Prose works include: Contracorrientes (1973), Poética y profética (1986) and Alegatorio.[3][8][9]
At the time of his death he resided in Madrid, Spain.[10]


Segovia won the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize in 1972,[5] the Juan Rulfo Prize in 2005,[11] and the Premio García Lorca in 2008.[2]

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