Vicente VALERO

Ibiza, 1963

*(Working in conjunction with Editorial Periférica)

Vicente Valero was born in the island of Ibiza in 1963 and is one of the leading poets of his generation, the author of six books of poems, including Teoría solar  (Visor, 1992) Premio LoeweLibro de los trazados (Tusquets, 2005), Días del bosque (Visor, 2008), for which he received the Loewe International Poetry Prize in 2007, and Canción del distraído (Vaso Roto, 2015). As a prose writer he has published the biographical essay Experiencia y pobreza. Walter Benjamin en Ibiza, 1932-1933 (Península, 2001 – Periférica, 2017), which has been translated into French and German, as well as Viajeros contemporáneos: Ibiza, siglo XX  (Pre-Textos, 2004) and Diario de un acercamiento (Pre-Textos, 2008), books that blend the poetics of travel, personal memory and artistic reflection. Valero was also the editor of La Estación Total con las Canciones de la Nueva Luz (1994) by Juan Ramón Jiménez, and Walter Benjamin’s correspondence in Ibiza, Cartas de la época de Ibiza  (Pre-Textos,2008).

In 2014, Valero published his first novel, Los Extraños, followed by El arte de la fuga(2015) and Las transiciones (2016), all published in Periférica.