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Doce líricas para un nuevo mundo



Edited in 2022
23 x 16 cm
319 pages
Encuadernación: paperback
Idioma: spanish
ISBN: 978-84-17264-35-2

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At this crucial moment of personal and social transformations, poetry, more than ever, must be a bonfire that warms us and illuminates us with its deepest flame from the song of life in all its infinity of nuances and forms. It is not an easy task, but twelve renowned poets have accepted this challenge of horizons and offer us as many unpublished lyrics that form a unique frieze of looks and approaches to visible and invisible dimensions.

The self rocked by the anguish of change and progress, the need to find meaning in life and death, the search for harmony with the environment or the doubts and fears of the path to take float in these collections of poems made for this volume as a warning of shipwrecks and hopes.

Antonio Colinas, Antonio Lucas, Aurora Luque, Carlos Pardo, Chantal Maillard, Clara Janés, Fermín Herrero, Jorge Riechmann, Luisa Castro, Raquel Lanseros, Vanesa Pérez-Sauquillo and Vicente Gallego make up this flock of nightingales that give us unprecedented songs for a new world. To them is added the epilogue of the poet, writer and university professor José María Parreño, who elaborates a lyrical essay that illuminates the destruction of the bond that makes the human being part of Nature.

Antonio Colinas


Antonio Colinas (La Bañeza, León, 1946) is a poet, narrator, essayist and translator. He has received, among others, the Premio Nacional de Literatura in 1982, the Premio Nacional de Traducción in 2005 and the Reina Sofía de Poesía Iberoamericana in 2016, as well as, in Italy, the Premio Nazionale per la Traduzione and the Dante Alighieri prize, awarded for the first time to a Spanish writer.

Un verano en vía púnica

In Un verano en vía Púnica he delivers a long prose poem that navigates the post-pandemic and current uncertainty, relying on the wisdom of the classics and harmony: "Will the soul be the music of the world, until when?" the poet asks.   

Antonio Lucas


Antonio Lucas (Madrid, 1975) is a journalist, poet, and became known as the runner-up of the Adonáis Prize with Antes del mundo (1996). Also, books of poems such as Lucernario, Los mundos contrarios, Los desengaños or Los desnudos (2020) won him prizes such as the Loewe or the Ojo Crítico de RNE (RNE's Critical Eye). 

Notas a una exploración venidera

Notas a una exploración venidera brings us the best of Lucas, squandering his creative flow, venturing into a poetic artifact full of discoveries and confessions, such as his ultimate vision of poetry: "A truth where someone enters and leaves looking for something in words that saves him as if for the first time".

Aurora Luque


Aurora Luque (Almería, 1962) is a poet and translator of ancient Greek poetry. She received the National Poetry Prize 2022 for Un número finito de veranos, has also received numerous awards for her collections of poems, among them Ga­vierasLa siesta de Epicuro or Camaradas de Ícaro. Her translation works include, among others, Poemas y testimonios, de Safo; If not, Winter. Fragments of Sappho, by Anne Carson.

Casandra y afonías

Casandra y afonías is a collection of poems that offers a simile of the omens that arise related the collapse of our way of life and the myth of the priestess who prophesied the destruction of Troy without being believed: "The lyric is arrhythmia: it messes up the times,/ it decomposes life,/ it makes you the composer of your own oracles,/ even if you have decided not to believe Cassandra."   

Carlos Pardo


Carlos Pardo (Madrid, 1975) is a writer, poet and author of titles such as Desvelo sin paisaje (2002), Echado a perder (2007) or Los allanadores (2015). He has received the Hiperión, Emilio Prados and Ojo Crítico de RNE awards, among others. In his most recent work he explores affinities between novel and autobiography, such as in the cycle Vida de Pablo (2011), El viaje a pie de Johann Sebastian (2014) and Lejos de Kakania (2019). 

Pulsión de muerte

Pulsión de muerte, is an ironic lyrical story starring a couple between the everyday and the vulgar, using verses as a weapon of estrangement from reality to question corrections and beliefs: "Where does this trade with destruction come from,/ the faith in disillusionment / as a stable destiny of things / changing?".

Chantal Maillard


Chantal Maillard (Bruselas, 1951), poet and essayist, PhD in Philosophy, she received the National Poetry Prize for Matar a Platón and the Premio Nacional de la Crítica for Hilos. She has published essays such as ¿Es posible un mundo sin violencia? or the poetry collections La herida en la lengua (2017) or Medea (2020). In India (2014) she collected writings on Asia and in La arena entre los dedos (2020), she presents her diaries. Lo que el pájaro bebe en la fuente y no es el agua is the title of her Poesía Reunida 2004-2020.


The Hindu Vedas serve as the beginning of Calima, a collection of prose poems that names the unnamable and drinks from the hidden sources of the human being, between the most intimate and the most distant, the pain and the hope of transcendence: "There was a time...[...] Things made sense. No one doubted their existence. Even words had meaning. Another sense. And now that mush. The air so dense that it sticks to the roof of our mouths."

Clara Janés


(Barcelona, 1940) is a writer, poet, translator and member of the RAE. Her achievements include distinctions such as the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts in 2004 or the 1997 National Translation Award and the 2017 Sapere Aude of the Czech Republic, among others.  She has written over thirty books of poetry, some in collaboration with great artists such as Chillida such as La indetenible quietud, and her essay work includes studies on María Zambrano and Rosa Chacel.

Through the Milky Way (Hacia la Vía Láctea)

Clara plots a journey through quantum physics in Through the Milky Way, accompanied by explorers of universal intelligence such as Einstein, Schrödinger or Pauli, in the background of the centenary of the first one's visit to Spain, "He was already since childhood / a lion hunter / Albert Einstein / his mind grasped / what others / did not even suspect".

Fermín Herrero


Fermín Herrero (Soria, 1963) is a professor and author of numerous books of poems, receiving awards such as Hiperión, Gil de Biedma, Fray Luis de León or the Castilla y León de las Letras. His books La gratitud or Sin ir más lejos (2016) have made him one of the most personal voices of Castilian poetry and of the emptied Spain.

Trabajos verticales sin andamios

In Trabajos verticales sin andamios, Herrero presents a collection of poems that combines depth of thought with rustic life, a hymn to the loss of the natural and the decadence of today's civilization: "On the ruins of the West,/ a man is singing...[...] The oats are a sign of the weariness of the earth,/ they grow small and together, devouring / the sowing, the labor of the fathers, the centuries."

Jorge Riechmann


Jorge Riechmann (Madrid, 1962) is a writer, poet, philosopher, mathematician who combines social ecology with teaching ethics and political philosophy. Awarded, among others with the Hiperión Prize, much of his poetry is collected in Futuralgia (1979-2000) y Entreser (1993-2016). Recent essays include Ética extramuros,  En defensa de los animales,  Informe para la Subcomisión de Cuaternario (Árdora, 2021) o Simbioética (Plaza y Valdés, 2022).


Dheghom, the Earth in the Indo-European language is a collection of poems that combines the most radical ecological denunciation with the responsibility of the human being for his excesses: "I am responsible for the end of a world". Riechmann wildly questions us: "In prison / would one feel less / ashamed to be alive?", and confronts us with John of the Cross and Teresa, "In this end of the world / with its seeing beyond / what do we do?".

Luisa Castro


Luisa Castro (Foz, Galicia, 1966) is a writer and poet. At the age of twenty, her book Los versos del eunuco she was awarded the Hiperión Prize, and shortly after, King Juan Carlos I awarded her Los hábitos del artillero. As for her narrative work, she has received the Biblioteca Breve and Torrente Ballester awards. She was director of the Instituto Cervantes in Naples and Bordeaux, and currently directs the Instituto Cervantes in Dublin.

Mudanza (una tarde con la Sybilla)

 Mudanza is a journey to the village of the philosopher and poet Giordano Bruno, burned in the sixteenth century for defending other possible worlds, which confronts us with our individual and collective coming and becoming, bringing us the transformations and ghosts that arise along the way: "For purity has nothing to do / with the horn of plenty / nor progress is pitied / with the science of the stars". And above all, leaving behind the mutes as part of the new path, "it comes to you of old / you cannot live / without pronouncing / the word oblivion".    

Raquel Lanseros


Raquel Lanseros (Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, 1973) was awarded the 2019 Premio Nacional de la Crítica (National Critics Award) for Matria, as well as other awards such as the second prize of the Adonáis, the Jaén Prize, etc. Her poetry appears in several countries such as France, United States, Colombia, Argentina, Italy, Mexico, Morocco or Peru, among others.

Guido Guzmán comienza a caminar

Guido Guzmán comienza a caminar is a lyrical epic in which the poet constructs the archetype of a new hero for a new world, "a soul populated by denunciation" that "travels towards its own center", whose thought "is light that flees from the entourage", and who, to quench his thirst, "needs to drink beyond himself" because "only what we have when we are naked really belongs to us".  Like the ancient travelers, "Guido has the road as his only ally".

Vanesa Pérez-Sauquillo


Vanesa Pérez-Sauquillo (Madrid, 1978) is a poet, author of children's and young adult literature and translator. Her poetry has received awards such as the Ojo Crítico de RNE or the second prize of the Premio Adonáis, and her works for children and young people have been translated into several languages and included in textbooks. Her literary translations include the poetry of Dylan Thomas, Roald Dahl and Tim Burton.

La sagrada tarea

In La Sagrada tarea, Vanessa delivers a subtle and delicate collection of poems that links with the Japanese Zen tradition and Western transcendentalism to show us her lyric of the new world, "All rivers overturn, / cry together / In different deaths / they sleep alone / But love, later, / conceives love / Water channels water". Sauquillo invokes a future path in which "hope is a cantar de gesta".

Vicente Gallego


Vicente Gallego (Valencia, 1963), Premio Nacional de la Crítica (National Critics Award) with Santa Deriva, Fundación Loewe  or Rey Juan Carlos, among other awards, he has published books of poems such as Cantar de ciegoSaber de grillosSer el canto, among others, all of which are published in the anthology Cantó un pájaro. Essays such as Contra toda creenciaVivir el cuerpo de la realidad and Para caer en sí. He has been working at EMTRE for twenty years as a weigher of urban waste trucks.

¿Dónde van las hormigas?

¿Dónde van las hormigas? is a lyrical fable in which Gallego embraces the mystical and the everyday, the one and the whole in a plea for the dignity of the smallest as a reflection of the greatest, "What does the word call small, / has it taken into account / that the tiniest / results in the unfathomable if one has / the pleasure of looking at it? "; intertwining the animal and the human, flesh and spirit in a metaphor of great beauty, "Where does the human being go, / Where do the ants go, / is he who carelessly steps on them / more worthy than they?"

José María Parreño


José María Parreño (Madrid, 1958) is a professor of Fine Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM. In 1981 he won the second prize of the Adonáis Award for Instruc­ciones para blindar un corazón and in 1985 the Leonor Award for Libro de las sombras, as well as the Torrente Ballester Prize for Narrative for Las guerras civiles. One of his latest collections of poems is Pornografía para insectos. He has been director of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente and an expert on the role of art in the ecosocial crisis, curating collective exhibitions and books such as 2121 or Manual de primeros auxilios (artísticos) para un planeta enfermo.

For the epilogue of this volume, Parreño has created a lyrical essay of great forcefulness, Versos que se secan, metáforas que se inundan, where he questions us about our alienation from the natural environment, "we are the last generation with the ability to divert the course of humanity towards its destruction", and reflects on poetry, "Between truth and lies, metaphor, that is, poetry. Like all art, a sum of lies with which to manage to tell the truth [...] It grants interest to the trivial and that sense of immersion and belonging that religion promises and that is also achieved with some drugs." Parreño advocates for a new Axial era of thinkers and mystics to make a change in the human being, because "this terrible situation is something like a very painful childbirth. That pain is necessary for a Humanity to appear that would never have arrived otherwise."