Yolanda Castaño 




Yolanda Castaño 

Foto © Gabriel Tizon
* 19.04.1977, Santiago de Compostela, 西班牙
居住于:A Coruña, 西班牙

Yolanda Castaño (Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 1977). BA in Spanish Language and Literature and with Media Studies, apart from being a poet, editor and an very active culture manager, Yolanda Castaño has been a columnist and has worked in Galician TV during many years (Galician Audiovisual Academy Award as ‘Best TV Communicator 2005’).
She has published 6 poetry books in Galician and Spanish (“Depth of Field”and “The second tongue” are her last titles), several chapbooks and a pair of compilations. She has won poetry awards amongst which the National Critics Award, the Espiral Maior Poetry Award, the Fundación Novacaixagalicia, the Ojo Crítico (best poetry book by a young author in Spain) and Author of the Year Galician Booksellers’ Award stand out, apart from being shortlisted for the National Poetry Prize.

 Foto © Gabriel Tizon
She is a relevant cultural activist, regularly organizing monthly poetry reading series, festivals, literary and translation workshops, all of them hosting local to international poets (Galician Critics’ Award Best Cultural Manifestation 2014). She was the General Secretary of the Galician Language Writers Association and she has made her contribution to many written media, books, anthologies, conferences and many readings or multimedia poetry performances inside and outside Galicia, including many international poetry festivals and meetings, mostly around all Europe and America but also in Tunisia, China and Japan.

She has coordinated collective books, art and poetry exhibitions, she has published works as an editor, as well as five poetry books for children and four of translations (from contemporary authors like Nikola Madzirov or Marko Pogačar, among others, into Spanish and Galician). She has been involved in many different experiences of blending poetry with music, performance, dance, architecture, visual and audiovisual arts, and even cookery, being awarded for that too. Some of her poems have been published translated into twenty languages. She held three international fellowships as a writer-in-residence, at the IWTCR in Rhodes (Greece) and in Villa Waldberta (Munich - Germany) in 2011, at the HIP-Beijing (China) in 2014 and in Scotland for 2016.

  • Elevar as pálpebras

    La Coruña: Espiral Maior, 1995

  • Delicia

    La Coruña: Espiral Maior, 1998

  • Vivimos no ciclo das erofanías

    La Coruña: Espiral Maior, 1998

  • Edónica

    La Coruña: Espiral Maior, 2000

  • O libro da egoísta

    Vigo: Galaxia S.A., 2003

  • Libro de la egoísta

    Madrid: Visor, 2006

  • Profundidade de Campo

    La Coruña: Espiral Maior, 2007

  • Erofanía

    Espiral Maior, 2009

  • A segunda lingua

    Santiago de Compostella: PEN Clube de Galicia, 2014

  • Profundidad de campo

    Madrid: Visor, 2009,

  • La segunda lengua

    Madrid: Visor, 2014,

  • 1994 III Premio Fermín Bouza Brey

  • 1997 II Premio de Poesía John Carballeira

  • 1998 Premio Nacional de la Crítica (poesía en gallego)

  • 2007 Premio de poesía Espiral Maior

  • 2009 Premio El Ojo Crítico de RNE (best poetry book by a young author in Spain)

  • 2014 Premio Novacaixagalicia

  • 2015 Finalista del Premio Nacional de Poesía (shortlisted for the National Poetry Award)