The Argentine poet Diego Roel has been the winner of Loewe International Poetry Prize 2023 while the Cuban Ernesto Delgado has won the award for Young Creation, according to the jury’s decision made public this Tuesday at an event in Madrid.
The jury, chaired by Víctor García de la Concha, agreed to award the prize of this thirty-sixth edition, worth 30,000 euros, to the book “The Lost Notebooks of Robert Walse”by the poet Diego Roel, born on September 11, 1980 in Buenos Aires, for its “rigor, unity of writing, tone and serene focus, without the slightest hint of tragedy.”
According to Jaime Siles, member of the jury, the technique used by this poet allows him to “combine epistle and thoughtmaintaining a distance that objectifies the subjective”, while Juan Antonio González Iglesias, who was also part of the jury, defined it as an emblem of the suffering human being, who manages to achieve purity by elevating the category of “humanity”.
The Award for Young Creationendowed with 12,000 euros, was for the book “Pálpito”, by the poet Ernesto Delgadoborn on September 8, 1996 in Placetas (Cuba).
According to the jury, “Pálpito” is an “original and well-constructed book, in which, through a range of metaphors, a search for the great poem in space and time is established within the best literary tradition.”