The South Californian writer unanimously won the award with her book of poems “Inventario de las cosas perdidas” (Inventory of Lost Things).
Yaroslabi Bañuelos Ceseña won the Carlos Pellicer Ibero-American Fine Arts Award for Published Work 2021 for Inventario de las cosas perdidas.
This recognition is given by the Federal Ministry of Culture and the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature, through the National Coordination of Literature, with the Government of the State of Tabasco, through its Ministry of Culture.
The jury, composed of writer Beatriz Pérez Pereda, and writers Carlos Humberto López Barrios and Christian Peña Rosales, unanimously awarded the prize to the author, considering that: “The book addresses with disenchantment and an authentic and intense voice a daily and endearing universe that concentrates and expands in each poem”.
The writer said: “I do not believe that poetry is a profession of absolute solitude, I think it is also a way to weave community ties, it is a window that helps us to look out and recognize ourselves in the voices of others, as the poet Carlos Pellicer said: ‘Only in the voices that fly the heart carries wings’. That is why this award is a promise of hard work and commitment to poetry.
Yaroslabi Bañuelos was born in La Paz, Baja California Sur, in 1991. She is a psychologist and writer. Author of the poetry collections Inventario de las cosas perdidas (2020) and Otro agosto habita el aire (2020). In 2019 she received the State Literary Award for Poetry José Alberto Peláez Trasviña, and the First Municipal Poetry Contest Letras Nuevas, among others.
With information from Informador