in the shadow of the hand

In the shadow of the hand gathers the prints of 15 poets selected by Antonio Lucas. El Instante has asked these poets to build a poem from an image made or chosen by them.
 

Poets selection: Antonio Lucas.

Martha Asunción Alonso, Juan Bonilla, Guillermo Carnero, Luis Alberto de Cuenca, Marcos Díez, Diego Doncel, Antonio Lucas, Erika Martínez, Xaime Martínez, Ana Merino, Lorenzo Oliván, Joaquín Pérez Azaústre, Mariano Peyrou, Jaime Siles and Julieta Valero.

Each series of prints has an edition of 11 copies, signed and numbered by each poet.

This project is being carried out in other countries, France and England, and is initiating a new series in Spain. On each occasion, El Instante invites a poet or editor to bring together a group of writers with whom they feel united by an elective affinity.

Biographies

 

Martha Asuncion Alonso
Born in Madrid, she has a doctorate in French Philology from the Complutense University of Madrid. Her books of poetry include Detener la primavera (2011; Miguel Hernández National Youth Poetry Prize and Antonio Carvajal Prize) and La soledad criolla (2013; Adonáis Prize).

Juan Bonilla

Born in Cadiz, he has produced a multitude of works: stories, novels, etc. Among his books of poetry are Partes de guerra (1994), Buzón Vacío (2006) and Poemas pequeñoburgueses (2016). He won the Mario Vargas Llosa Biennial Novel Prize for his novel Prohibido entrar sin pantalones (2013) and the National Narrative Prize for his novel Totidad sexual del cosmos (2020).

 

Guillermo Carnero
Born in Valencia, he is Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Alicante. Among his fifteen collections of poems, it is worth mentioning Dibujo de la muerte (1967), Poemas arqueológicos (2003) and Verano inglés (1999; Critics' Prize, National Literature Prize and Fastenrath Prize of the Royal Spanish Academy).

Luis Alberto de Cuenca
Born in Madrid, PhD in Classical Philology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. His books of poetry include La caja de plata (1985; National Critics' Prize), La vida en llamas (2005; City of Melilla International Poetry Prize) and El reino blanco (2010; Association of Poetry Publishers Prize).

 

Marcos Díez
Born in Santander, poet, screenwriter and journalist. His books of poetry include Combustion (2014, Hermanos Argensola International Poetry Award and Alcalá de Henares Poetry Award) and Scrap (2018, City of Burgos Poetry Award).

 

Diego Doncel
Born in Malpartida de Cáceres, this poet and novelist has worked in teaching and in the field of cultural management. His books of poetry include El único umbral (1991; Adonáis Prize), En ningún paraíso (2005; Gil de Biedma Prize) and Porno ficción (2010, City of Burgos Prize).

Antonio Lucas
Born in Madrid, he has a degree in Information Sciences and works for the newspaper El Mundo, where he is currently the director of the cultural supplement La Esfera de Papel. His books of poetry include Los mundos contrarios (2009; City of Melilla International Poetry Award) and Los desengaños (2014; Loewe Award).


Erika Martinez
Born in Jaén, she has a doctorate in Hispanic Philology from the University of Granada. Her poetry books include Color carne (2009; Spanish National Radio Youth Poetry Award) and Chocar con algo (2017; finalist of the II Meléndez Valdés National Poetry Award).

 

Xaime Martinez
Born in Oviedo, poet, musician and graduate in Hispanic Philology from the University of Oviedo. Among his books of poems are Fuego cruzado (2014; XVII Premio de Poesía Joven "Antonio Carvajal") Hibernia (2017). He has won the National Young Poetry Award "Miguel Hernández". 

Ana Merino
Born in Madrid, she has a degree in Modern and Contemporary History from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Her books of poetry include Preparations for a Journey (1995; Adonáis Prize) and The Twin Days (1997).


Lorenzo Oliván
Born in Castro Urdiales (Cantabria), graduated in Hispanic Philology from the University of Oviedo. His books of poetry include Nocturno casi (2014; National Critics' Prize) and Libro de los elementos (2004; International Poetry Prize, Generation of 27).

 

Joaquín Pérez Azaústre
Born in Córdoba, graduated in Law from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. His books of poetry include Una interpretación (2001; Adonáis Poetry Award) and Las Ollerías (2011; Loewe Award).

Mariano Peyrou
Born in Buenos Aires (Argentina), graduated in Social Anthropology. His books of poetry include La voluntad de equilibrio (2000; María del Villar Award), De las cosas que caen (2004) and Niños enamorados (2015).

 

Jaime Siles
Born in Valencia, he is Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Valencia. Among his books of poetry are Música de agua (1983; Premio de la Crítica de País Valenciano and the Premio de la Crítica de poesía castellana) and Semáforos, Semáforos (1990; Premio Loewe).

 

Julieta Valero
Born in Madrid, PhD in Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature. Among her books of poetry are Los heridos graves (2005; IV Radio 3 Young Poetry Award) and Autoría (2010; XXII Poetry Award, "Cáceres, Patrimonio de la Humanidad").