Xavier Oquendo Troncoso

Xavier Oquendo Troncoso

Xavier Oquendo Troncoso (Ambato, 1972) is an Ecuadorian poet, editorial writer, editor and professor. He has published over 11 titles, including poetry, short stories, children’s literature and anthologies of young writers from Ecuador. In 1993 he won the Pablo Palacio Short Story Award and the National Poetry Award. In 1999 the city of Ambato awarded him the Juan León Mera Award for all his literary work. His book Salvados del naufragio (2005) is a compilation of his poetry from 15 years of work up to the year in which it was published. His poems appeared in English translation in a book entitled Poems That Love Me (2016), translated by Gordon E. McNeer. Some of his poems have also been translated into Italian and Portuguese.

Interview with Xavier Oquendo on TV program “Cara a Cara con Rosalía”

Xavier Oquendo speaks about Poesía en Paralelo Cero (Poetry in Parallel Zero), an event that brings together great figures of literature to Ecuador for a week. Oquendo has served as an organizer of this event.

Selected works

  • Guionizando poematográficamente (1993)
  • Calendariamente poesía … (1994)
  • Detras de la vereda de los autos: poesía (1994)
  • El (an)verso de las esquinas (1997)
  • Después de la caza (1998)
  • El mar se llama Julia (2004)
  • Salvados del naufragio (2005)
  • Piel de náufrago (2012)
  • Antología de nuevos poetas ecuatorianos (2002), editor
  • El cántaro con sed (2017)
  • Migol (2019)

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