Did you know that the sonnet in Spanish was born during a conversation between two ambassadors? That the French invented modern European poetry in bars and inhospitable lodging houses? That an eccentric woman, determined to wear white during the last years of her life, changed American poetry without leaving her room? This book tells us in an entertaining and didactic way all there is to know about poetry, explaining the secrets of verses, metrics or forms, as well as its history, full of curious anecdotes that will bring us closer to a literary genre full of life, in all the senses.
Elena Medel was born in Córdoba in 1985, and is now living in Madrid. She has published several books of poetry as well as two notebooks. Her work has been partially translated into a dozen languages, as well as included in numerous anthologies. She is the director of the magazine Eñe and the editor at La Bella Varsovia, dedicated to the publication of poetry.
A new, more current approach to the subject, beyond the traditional academic manuals.