Pedro Shimose : biography
Pedro Shimose (born March 30, 1940) is a poet, journalist, professor and essayist from Bolivia. He has been based in Madrid, Spain since 1971. Shimose is considered as one of the great poets of Bolivia.
- Triludio en el exilio (1961)
- Sardonia (1967)
- Poemas para un pueblo (1968)
- Quiero escribir, pero me sale espuma(1972)
- Caducidad del fuego (1975)
- Al pie de la letra (1976)
- El Coco se llama Drilo (stories, 1976)
- Reflexiones maquiavélicas (1980)
- Diccionario de Autores Iberoamericanos (1982)
- Bolero de caballería (1985)
- Poemas (1988; meets his previous books)
- Historia de la literatura hispanoamericana (1989)
- Riberalta y otros poemas (1996)
- No te lo vas a creer (2000)
Born in Riberalta (Beni) in 1940 to Japanese parents. He studied at the Higher University of San Andrés in La Paz, Bolivia, and graduated from the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain.
He devoted to journalism, had worked in the newspaper Presencia and taught at the Higher University of San Andrés.
He was awarded the Casa de las Américas Prize for the book Quiero escribir, pero me sale espuma in 1972. In 1999, he received the Premio Nacional de Cultura de Bolivia. He is a member of the Academia Boliviana de la Lengua, and the Spanish Association of Art Critics.
Shimose is best known for his politically inspired poetry which touches on the themes of national identity and social liberation.
- Casa de las Américas Prize in 1972
- Premio Nacional de Cultura de Bolivia in 1999
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