Graphics by Juan Mercerón

Graphics by Juan Mercerón

My poetry manuscript El próximo desierto won the III Premio de Literatura “Ciudad y Naturaleza” José Emilio Pacheco.

This award is sponsored by the Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara, the Universidad de Guadalajara, and the future Museo de Ciencias Ambientales, among other very prestigious organizations in Jalisco, Mexico. It recognizes literary works that address the issues of climate change and the Anthropocene from an interdisciplinary perspective combining art and science. Here are the contest guidelines and here is the press release by Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara announcing the verdict.

The award ceremony was held on December 1st, 2018, the Hilton Hotel in Guadalajara.

The book will be presented at the next Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara in November, 2019.

More details coming soon!

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News and events related to El próximo desierto:

  • Read here “Las grietas del presente,” a conversation with Miguel Gomes about my poetry for the online journal Trópico Absoluto. Also included is my poem “Nunca entregues tu corazón a una planta nuclear” ~ Posted Jul. 15, 2019

  • Another interview, now by José Pulido for the “Papel Literario” of newspaper El Nacional. ~ Posted Apr. 28, 2019

  • Interview by Samir Delgado for Revista Marcapiel (Mérida, Yucatán, México). ~ Posted Dec. 10, 2018

  • Read here the poem “El hijo del policía,” from El próximo desierto, featured on UNAM’s Periódico de Poesía. ~ Posted Dec. 5, 2018

  • Paloma Cumplido, from Jalisco’s TV channel Canal C7, interviewed me at the Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara. Here is the YouTube link. ~ Posted Dec. 4, 2018

  • Interview by Yoyiana Ahumada for Clímax. ~ Posted Dec. 3, 2018

  • Mexico’s NotimexTV made a short video about the award ceremony. ~ Posted Dec. 2, 2018

  • I’ll be livestreaming tomorrow’s award ceremony through my Instagram account. Tune in here! ~ Posted Nov. 30, 2018

  • Another interview, this time for El Universal. Read it here. ~ Posted Nov. 18, 2018

  • I was interviewed by Isaac González Mendoza for El Nacional newspaper. ~ Posted Nov. 13, 2018

  • I was featured on the front page (!) of Venezuela’s long-standing newspaper El Universal. A special thanks to journalist Maritza Jiménez for giving such attention to poetry and climate change at the same time. ~ Posted Nov. 11, 2018

  • Listen to my radio interview on the program Agenda Éxitos (99.9 FM), where I had a conversation about my book with Willy McKey, Albani Lozada, and Unai Amenábar. ~ Posted Nov. 8, 2018