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Joan Margarit, winner of National Prize of Poetry with his work called “Casa de misericòrdia” (House of Mercy)
MargaritThe prize is awarded to the best work of poetry published during 2007.

The well known catalán poet Joan Margarit won last week the National Prize of Poetry awarded by the Culture Ministerium for the collection of poems “Casa de Misericòrdia” (House of Mercy), a work that also won the National Critics Prize, Rosalía de Castro Prize and Catalan Poetry Prize.

This award, worth with 20,000 euros, is given to the best poetry work published during 2007 in spanish or oin any cooficial languages talked by the State.

ribaltaJoan Margarit started his literary adventure at the end of ’50 but his first work had been published in 1975, called “Crònica”. His poems have been recognized in many occasions, we can also stress the prizes awarded by Catalan Government Crítica de Poesía Catalana” (Catalan Poetry Critique) or Premi Nacional de Cultura” (National Prize of Culture).

His work have been used as example and inspiration for Poets and Musicians, like Xavier Ribalta that made a selection for his record “Xavier Ribalta canta Joan Margarit: 18 cançons d’Amor, Soledat, Llibertat i Melancolia” published by “Trobadors i Joglars” and distributed by “Actual Records”.

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