Two Galician poets a translator and a guitarist will read and play you through an afternoon of sunshine on a cold November in Hull.
Daniel Salgado (Monterroso, 1981) works as a journalist. He has published seven poetry collections, including his firstSucede (It happens, 2004) and his more recent ruído de fondo (Background noise, 2012) and Dos tempos sombrizos (On the dim times, 2013). His book A Guerra (The war, 2013) was written in collaboration with the poet and essayist María do Cebreiro. He also collaborated with the artists Inés Pallares and Fonso Castro on his book ensaios (essays, 2015). His poetry has been gathered in numerous anthologies.
Salgado has translated Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka and Adrienne Rich into Galician, and Lois Pereiro, whom he has also anthologized, into Spanish.
María do Cebreiro (Santiago de Compostela, 1976) is a writer and Senior Lecturer of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the University of Santiago de Compostela. As a poet, she has published ten books, from her first O estadio do espello (The mirror stage, 1998) to her latest O deserto (The desert, 2015) which has won her the Critics’ National Prize. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies, such as Anthology of Galician Literature 1981-2011 (2012) and Punto de ebullición (Boiling point, 2015).
Keith Payne is the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award winner for 2015-2016. His debut collection Broken Hill was published by Lapwing Publications. He has translated Hispanic poets Jaime Gil de Biedma, Juan Gelman, Óscar Oliva and Efraín Huerta among others and has represented Ireland at many international poetry festivals. Keith has lectured on translation and contemporary Irish poetry at the Universities of Oviedo, Salamanca, Granada and Vigo and is a recipient of Arts Council of Ireland funding for professional development. He lives in Vigo, Galicia with his partner, musician Su Garrido Pombo.
Musician and singer-songwriter Susana Garrido Pombo is from Galicia. Her style spans various genres and crosses many musical borders including jazz, latin, bossa and folk.