For our Poetry Evening we are proud to welcome two major poets who will read from their collections on the themes of Longing and Belonging: Ciaran Carson and Beatriz Villacañas
Beatriz Villacañas was born in Toledo. She is a poet, essayist, narrator and literary critic. She is a Doctor in English Studies and obtained her PhD at Universidad Complutense of Madrid, where she is Senior Lecturer of English and Irish literature. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and History of Toledo.
Poetry has always been an essential part of Beatriz Villacañas´s daily life. She experienced it at the side of her father, Juan Antonio Villacañas. The sound of the keys of Juan Antonio’s Hispano Olivetti type-writer rocked her to sleep at night. For Beatriz Villacañas, to write poetry is much more than just an undertaking: it is a form of life, it is to realise that it is the poem which asks to be written, and that when that happens there is no way out but to write it.