María Tabares

María Tabares (Bogotá, Colombia, 1958) is a poet and prose writer, and a graduate of The School of Writers of Mexico (SOGEM). She has facilitated and participated in poetry, prose, dramaturgy, and script-writing workshops in Spain and Mexico. Her poems have been published in poetry magazines and in anthologies in Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and France. Her published poetry books are: it falls, it rings, and it invades us (second-place winner at the poetry contest sponsored by the Rayo Museum and Ediciones Embalaje, Colombia, 2010); Light, Shadow Poems (first-place winner at the poetry contest sponsored by the Rayo Museum and Ediciones Embalaje, Colombia, 2011); The Megaphone Poets (Mexico, 2008); The Happy Turtle (La Dieresis Editorial, Mexico, 2012); and Álulas (El Angel Editor, Ecuador, 2014) Her short story "Five Minutes" won third place at the National Short Story Contest sponsored by Fundación La Cueva, Colombia, 2012. Her unpublished collection of poems The Shadow Ones won an honourable mention at the National Poetry Award of the city of Bogota, Colombia, 2013. (tabares.maria@gmail.com https://Maria-tabares.blogspot.com)