Casa América presents tomorrow, January 22nd, at 7pm, the XL Juan Ramón Jiménez Hispanic-American Poetry Award. The ceremony will be attended by Ignacio Caraballo Romero, president of the Provincial Council of Huelva and president of the Fundación Casa Museo Zenobia-Juan Ramón Jiménez; Gustavo Cuellar Cruz, mayor of Moguer; Carmen Hernández Pinzón Moreno, grandniece of Juan Ramón Jiménez; Rosa García Gutiérrez, director of the Juan Ramón Jiménez Chair at the University of Huelva, and Andrés Trapiello, writer.
The Juan Ramón Jiménez Spanish-American Poetry Prize was created in 1981 by the Huelva Provincial Council to mark the centenary of the poet’s birth, with the aim of promoting and publishing works by other authors in the Spanish-speaking world, as well as recognising and disseminating the teaching of the poet from Moguer, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1956. From then until today it has been maintained uninterruptedly. The awarded authors and books constitute one of the best anthologies of the contemporary Spanish poetry.