Darío Jaramillo Agudelo

Darío Jaramillo Agudelo (born July 28, 1947) is a Colombian poet, novelist, and essayist. He completed his undergraduate degree in Medellín and later earned a degree in law and economics at the Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá. He is a corresponding member of the Academia Colombiana de la Lengua. He has been recognized for his verse collections Historias [Stories] and Poemas de amor [Love poems], his novels Cartas cruzadas [Crosswise letters] and La voz interior [The interior voice], and his essay Poesía en la canción popular latinoamericana [Poetry in Latin American popular song]. He has occupied important cultural positions in state entities and he is a part of the editorial boards of the magazine Golpe de Dados and the Simón y Lola Guberek Foundation. He has been linked with the so-called "disenchanted generation" and is considered one of the most respected voices in Colombian lyric poetry; he has been credited with the renovation of love poetry in Colombia. He was awarded the National Poetry Prize in 2017. He is also internationally recognized as one of the best Colombian authors of the past century. Through his writing, he seeks to delve into the intimacies of characters without pausing over their personal lives.


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