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Pablo Jofré

Author

Chilean edition of Abecedario with prologue by Elvira Hernández (cover by Lars Henkel). ISBN 978-956-260-720-9.
© Lars Henkel

Profile

Born: 18.4.1974
Birthplace: Santiago
Country of birth: Chile


Source language: Spanish
Working language: Spanish

Vita

Pablo published his first poem in school days. Followed by Abecedario (Siníndice, Logroño 2012/Cuarto Propio, Santiago 2016), Usted (Milena Berlín, 2013), texts in the collection El tejedor en… Berlín (L.U.P.I., Sestao 2015) and Extranjería (CP 2017), he studied Literature, Anthropology, Journalism, German, English and French in Chile, Spain and Germany and is a notorious traveller based in Berlin. His poem LA EDAD LIGERA (in Extranjería) participated in the campaign Bombing of poems (Casagrande-Southbank Center) above the Jubilee Garden in London in 2012. In 2010 he received the Premio Ciudad Sant Andreu de la Barca for his poem LA DANZA DE LA EXISTENCIA (in Extranjería); and in 2016 he received the scholarship Consejo Nacional del Libro y la Lectura for Berlín-Manila. Some of his poems are musicalized, filmed and translate into Greek (Gavrielides, Athens 2015)German (Parasitenpresse, Cologne 2017), Italian (Ladolfi, Milan 2017) and English (Insert Blanc, Los Angeles CA 2017). He participated in international literature festivals, such as George Town Literary Festival (2015 and 2016) and Festival Internazionale di Poesia di Genova (2017). In collaboration with guitarist Andi Meissner he is forming the duo Jofre Meissner Project. Their repertoire includes poems from Extranjería and Abecedario. 

Awards

2009  Lagar Prize  by the the Chilean National Contest of Literature Gabriela Mistral (La Serena) for the poetry collection Abecedario.
2010  first prize at the Sant Andreu de la Barca Competition (in Spain) for his poem LA DANZA DE LA EXISTENCIA (Extranjería).
2016  Scholarship of literary creation by the Chilean Ministry of Culture.
2017  Stipendiate Resident  at the Translation House Looren.

Work

Publications in german

Publications in original language

Extranjería

Cuarto Propio, Santiago de Chile2017 Poetry

Abecedario

Cuarto Propio, Santiago de Chile2016 Poetry