Ana María Iza

Ana María Iza

Ana María Iza (Quito, 1941-2016) was an Ecuadorian poet, she worked as a journalist, specifically on the radio. Her poems appeared in some of the most important poetry anthologies of Ecuador and Latin America, such as: Poesía Viva del Ecuador (1990), Diccionario de literatura española e hispanoamericana (1993), Joyas de literatura ecuatoriana (1993), and Between the silence of voices (1997). In 2015 she was honored in Poetry in Parallel Zero, an event that brings together great figures of literature to Ecuador for a week. In 2016 she was honored with a medal by the National Assembly of Ecuador.

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Awards

  • Ismael Pérez Pazmiño National Poetry Prize, awarded to her by the newspaper “El Universo” of Guayaquil in 1967, 1974, 1984 and 1995.
  • Unique award of the seventh edition of “El poeta y su voz” (Manabí, 2003);
  • First biennial Floral Games poetry competition (Ambato, 1995).


Poetry books

  • Pedazo de nada (1961)
  • Lírica Hispana, (Caracas, 1963)
  • Los cajones del insomnio (1967)
  • Puertas inútiles (1968)
  • Heredarás el viento (1974)
  • Fiel al humo (1986)
  • Reflejo del sol sobre las piedras (1987)
  • Papeles asustados (1994)
  • Herrumbre persistente (1995)
  • Papeles asustados (2005)
  • Poesía Junta (2009)
  • Mi corazón contra las piedras (2015).

Anthologies

  • Poesía Viva del Ecuador by Jorge Enrique Adoum
  • Diccionario de literatura española e hispanoamericana by Ricardo Gullón (Spain)
  • Joyas de literatura ecuatoriana by Hernán Rodríguez Castelo
  • Between the silence of the voices by Alicia Cabiedes-Fink and Ted Maier
  • Literatura Ecuatoriana by Ernesto Proaño S.J.
  • Antología cósmica del Ecuador by Rodrigo Pesantez Rodas (México)
  • Los cien mejores poemas ecuatorianos by Sergio Núñez
  • Palabra de mujer by Jorge Boccanera (México)
  • Poetas de la emoción (España)
  • Antología de la poesía ecuatoriana contemporánea –De César Dávila Andrade a nuestros días- (México, 2011) by Xavier Oquendo Troncoso

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