January 10, 2015
Miguel Casado [Spain]
Born in Valladolid, Spain in 1954, Miguel Casado received his degree in Romance Philology from the University of Valladolid, before becoming a profesor of Spanish language and literatura in the “Sefarad” Insistute in Toledo, where he has lived since 1996.
Casado writes poetry, as well as essays, literary criticism, and translations. He won the 1987 Hyperion award. His books have appeared in several languages, including Portuguese, English, German, Galacian, Arabic, and Dutch.
As a critic, Casado has published in numerous newspapers and magazines such as El Pais, Diario 16, La Vanguardia Archiipelago, etc. He has written full-length studies and editions of works by Antonio Gamoneda, Joseé-Miguel Ullán and Vicente Núñez. He has also contributed to catalogues of artists such as Vicente Rojo, Javier Fernandez de Molina, Igancio Caballo, Sierra Manuel and Francisco Aliseda.
As a poet he began publishing in 1985 with Invernales (Winter). Further books of poetry appeared in 1986, La Condición de pasajero (Passenger Status), 1987 Inventario (Inventory), 1993 Falso movimiento (False Move), 1996 La mujer automática (Automatic Woman), and 2004 Tienda de fieltro (Felt Tent).
Among his translations are works by Verlaine, Ponge, and Rimbaud.
Casado has lectura and performed throughout the world, including in Lisbon, Paris, Brussels, Dublin, Vienna, Beijing, Beirut, Atlanta, Mexico City, São Paulo, and Buenos Aires.
BOOKS OF POETRY
Invernales (1985); La Condición de pasajero (1987); Inventario (Madrid: Hiperión, 1987); Falso movimiento (Madrid: Ediciones Cáthedra, 1993); La mujer automática (Madrid: Ediciones Cáthedra, 1996); Tienda de fieltro (Barcelona: DVD Ediciones, 2004)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS
Selection in Forrest Gander, editor and trans. Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century (Bristol, U.K.: Shearsman Books, 2013)
For a “Translation of Three Poems by Miguel Casado,” click here: