Juan José Rodinás, born Juan José Rodríguez (Ambato, 1979) is an Ecuadorian poet, writer and translator. In 2021, he won the Aurelio Espinosa Pólit Prize for his book “Fantasías animadas de ayer y alrededores.” Other prestigious accolades he has received include the Jorge Carrera Andrade Prize (2018, Ecuador) and the Casa de las Américas Prize (2019, Cuba). In 2018, a collection of his poems was translated into English by Ilana Dann Luna and published in a bilingual edition as “Koan Underwater” by Cardboard House Press.
His first works appeared under his birth name, Juan José Rodríguez, but due to the confusion he generated with the Mexican writer Juan José Rodríguez Ramos during the 2011 Bogotá Book Fair, he decided to change his pseudonym to Juan José Rodinás.
He earned a PhD from the University of Leeds in the UK.
- Prize for Young Poetry (2007)
- La Lira Festival Prize (2013)
- Margarita Hierro International Prize for Poetry / FCPJH (2017)
- Casa de las Américas Prize (2019)
- Jorge Carrera Andrade Prize (2018)
- Aurelio Espinosa Pólit Award (2021)
- IV Juan Rejano International Poetry Prize (2022)
- Los rastros (2006)
- Viaje de la mansedumbre (2009)
- Barrido de campo (2010)
- Cromosoma (2011)
- 9 grados de turbulencia interior (2014)
- Los páramos inversos (2014)
- Kurdistán (2016)
- Cuaderno de Yorkshire (2018)
- Koan Underwater (2018)
- Yaraví para cantar bajo los cielos del norte (2019)
- Un hombre lento (2019
- Fantasías animadas de ayer y alrededores (2021)
- El uso progresivo de la debilidad (2022)
- Una cosa natural. Veintinueve poetas norteamericanos