/ 11 January 2024

Making a living with poetry in Europe with Yolanda Castaño

My life with poetry


Yolanda Castaño (1977, Spain) is a poet, essayist, editor and curator, as well as the director of the international writer’s residence Residencia Literaria 1863 in A Coruña, Galicia. She has published seven poetry collections in Galician and Spanish, including Profundidade de campo (Depth of Field), Erofanía (Erofania) and A segunda lingua (The Second Language). Her poems have been translated into more than 30 languages, with entire collections translated into English, Italian, French, Macedonian, Serbian, Armenian and Slovenian. Castaño has received numerous awards, including the National Criticism Award and Author of the Year Award from the Galician Booksellers Association, as well as several international scholarships. She combines poetry with music, visual arts, video, architecture, film panoramas, comics, dance and even cooking, earning recognition for her diverse collaborative endeavors.

Embark on a journey with us as she unfolds the narrative of her poetic journey, beginning at the tender age of seven and extending to the present day, where she proudly sustains a comfortable life through her craft. Stay tuned for a series that unravels the unique narratives behind the poetic minds that shape our literary world.