Magaly Vanégas Coveña

Magaly Vanégas Coveña is an Ecuadorian poet, short story writer, journalist, philologist and teacher. She was born in Cuenca on August 25, 1953. After studying at the University of Cuenca, on a scholarship she studied at the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute in the former Soviet Union, and at the the Faculty of History and Philology of the University of Moscow. She has taught Spanish at the University of Moscow and Russian at the Ecuadorian-Soviet Cultural Institute in Cuenca. She currently works as a teacher at the Manuel J. Calle National School in Cuenca. She is a member of the Ibero-American Academy of Poetry, Cuenca chapter. Her poems are known for very short verses, with themes of absense, loneliness, nostalgia and simple things in nature, for example: “A bird / has hung its nest / in the shadow / of a balcony” (from Espejos de la imaginación, 2000).

Works

Poemas, Cuenca, 1991
Erranza (poems and stories), Cuenca, 1993
Reflejos (poems), Cuenca, 1994
De sombras y luces (poems and stories), Cuenca, 1996
Anclada en las sombras (poems and stories), Cuenca, 1998
Naves del viento (poems), Cuenca, 1999
Espejos de la imaginación, Cuenca, 2000
Centinela de las cenizas, Cuenca, 2001
Soledad de piedra, Cuenca, 2002
Los puentes de Zártmont, Cuenca, 2003
Las fuentes de Cirien, Cuenca, 2003.

Books co-authored

Antología del Grupo Cultural La Palabra, Cuenca, 1990
Poesía y cuento ecuatorianos. Antología temática, Cuenca, 1998
Inventario Relacional de la Poesía en español 1951-2000, Madrid, 2001
Oriflama, Madrid, 2004.

Books she has collaborated on

Los Amigos y Teodoro, Cuenca, 2004

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