Sara Vanégas Coveña

Sara Vanegas Coveña

Sara Vanégas Coveña is an Ecuadorian writer and teacher. She was born in Cuenca on October 19, 1950. In 1971 she attended the Goethe Institute in Munich on a scholarship, where she earned a doctorate in Germanistics. She has taught at the University of Munich and at Bielefeld University. She is currently a professor at the Universidad del Azuay, Cuenca. She was named a Universal Ambassador of Peace, and a corresponding member of the Asociación Prometeo de Poesía (Madrid), a gay and Lesbian literary organization.



  • 90 poemas (1981)
  • Luciérnaga y otros textos (1982)
  • Entrelíneas (1987)
  • Indicios (1988)
  • PoeMAR (1994)
  • Más allá del agua (1998)
  • Antología personal (2000)
  • Al andar (2004)
  • Literatura infantil: Yo soy chica (2005)
  • Versos trashumantes (2004)
  • Sara Vanegas Coveña. Poesía junta (2007)
  • Mínima antología poética (2010)
  • De la muerte y otros amores (2014)
  • Poesía Ecuatoriana (Antología Esencial) (2019)

Prizes and Acknowledgements

  • In 2000 and 2004, she won the Jorge Carrera Andrade National Poetry Prize.
  • In 2001, she won the Hoja de Encina Prize of the Asociación Prometeo de Poesía.
  • In 2017, she received the Doctor Matilde Hidalgo de Procel Award of Cultural Merit, bestowed by the National Assembly of Ecuador.

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