Euler Granda

Euler Granda

Euler Granda (Riobamba, June 7, 1935 — Portoviejo, February 22, 2018) was an Ecuadorian poet, writer, and psychiatrist. Granda is the author of 17 books of poetry. In 2009 he was awarded the Eugenio Espejo Prize, Ecuador’s highest literary honor.

Personal life

Granda was born in Riobamba, Ecuador, on June 7, 1935, to Aurora Espinoza and Ángel Polibio Granda. He was married to the poet Violeta Luna, with whom he had four children. After he and Luna divorced, he married Ximena Mendoza Párraga, also a poet. They had no children.

Documentary on Ecuadorian poet Euler Granda

Uploaded to YouTube in 2013

Euler Granda reading his poem “La droga” (“The Drug”) at the XII International Poetry Festival of Medellín, Colombia

Uploaded to YouTube in 2007.


  • Eugenio Espejo Prize in Literature (2009)
  • Jorge Luis Borges International Poetry Prize (1987)
  • First Place in El Universo’s “Ismael Pérez Pazmiño” Poetry Prize (1961)

Selected works

  • El rostro de los días (1961) winner of the “Ismael Pérez Pazmiño” Poetry Prize
  • Voz desbordada (1963)
  • Etcétera, etcétera (1965)
  • El lado flaco (1968)
  • El cuerpo y los sucesos (1971)
  • La inutilmanía y otros nudos, Poesía y Un perro tocando la lira

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