Antonio Preciado

Antonio Preciado

Antonio Preciado Bedoya is an Afro-Ecuadorian poet, university professor and diplomat. He was born in Esmeraldas on May 21, 1941. He was director of the Municipal Center of Culture of the city of Esmeraldas and President of the Esmeraldas chapter of the House of Ecuadorian Culture. For 23 years he was director of the Department of Culture of the Central Bank of Ecuador and rector of the University of Esmeraldas. He has been dubbed the “Poet of the Diaspora.” Together with Nelson Estupiñán Bass, Preciado is considered one of the greatest exponents of Esmeralda poetry. His book of poems Siete veces la vida (1967) is usually considered his most famous. Some of his poems have been translated into English, French and Romanian.

Antonio Preciado recites a poem

Posted on Youtube in 2011.

Video of Antonio Preciado

Created in 2012.

Interview with Antonio Preciado

Uploaded to YouTube in 2014.

Works

  • Jolgorio (Quito, 1961).
  • Este hombre y su planeta (1965).
  • Más acá de los muertos (Quito, 1966).
  • Siete veces la vida (1967).
  • Tal como somos (Quito, 1969).
  • De sol a sol (Bogotá, 1979).
  • Poema húmedo (La Habana, 1981).
  • Espantapájaros (La Habana, 1982).
  • De ahora en adelante (Quito, 1993).
  • Jututo (1996).
  • De boca en boca (2005).
  • De par en par (2005).

Anthologies

The following are anthologies containing poems by Preciado.

  • De sol a sol (Quito, 1992).
  • Lírica ecuatoriana contemporánea (Bogotá, 1979).
  • Poesía viva del Ecuador (Quito, 1990).
  • La palabra perdurable (Quito, 1991).
  • Con todos los que soy.(2012).

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