Sara Vanégas Coveña

Sara Vanegas Coveña

Sara Vanégas Coveña (Cuenca, October 19, 1950) is an Ecuadorian poet, writer, and teacher. She received a scholarship to attend the Goethe Institute in Munich in 1971, where she earned a doctorate in Germanistics. She has taught at the University of Munich and Bielefeld University, and is currently a professor at the Universidad del Azuay in Cuenca. She has been recognized as a Universal Ambassador of Peace and as a corresponding member of the Asociación Prometeo de Poesía, an organization based in Madrid. Coveña is a two-time winner of the Jorge Carrera Andrade National Poetry Prize, receiving the award in both 2000 and 2004.

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.



  • 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)

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