Rikardo Arregi Diaz de Heredia

Rikardo Arregi Diaz de Heredia
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Rikardo Arregi Diaz de Heredia (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1958) studied psychology and teaching in Salamanca and Basque Philology in Vitoria-Gasteiz. At present he teaches in secondary education. For his first book of poems, Hari Hauskorrak (Fragile threads, 1993), Arregi was awarded the Spanish´s Critics Prize. Some years later, in 1998, he was awarded the same prize for Kartografia (Cartography) which has been translated into Spanish by Gerardo Markuleta (cf., Cartografía, Bassarai, 2000). An anthology of his selected poems has been published by Susa. His work can also be found in various anthologies of Basque poetry published in Spanish, German and Galician. Various poems have appeared in Basque, Spanish and Portuguese magazines. Arregi Diaz de Heredia has contributed to different newspapers and periodicals in the Basque Country, mainly to Egunkaria and Hegats where he is a regular columist and critic. As translator, he has collaborated in the translation of Wyslawa Szymborska´s poems and in the translation of several Portuguese poets, such as Sophia de Melo, Eugénio de Andrade and Jorge de Sena.

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