Rafael Cadenas received the 2022 Cervantes Prize
The Venezuelan poet was honored with the 2022 Cervantes Prize, being the highest award for literary works
The illustrious Venezuelan poet and essayist, Rafael Cadenas, was honored with the prestigious 2022 Cervantes Prize, considered the highest recognition for literary work in Spanish. The award was presented at a ceremony held in the auditorium of the University of Alcalá de Henares, in Madrid, Spain, and was awarded by the kings of Spain, Felipe VI and Leticia, in the presence of prominent personalities from the literary field.
At 93 years of age, Cadenas received the award with deep emotion, expressing that this honor was beyond him. During the tribute, outstanding passages from the poet’s life were read, highlighting his career as a teacher and his beginnings in the world of poetry. In his acceptance speech, Cadenas expressed his gratitude and admiration for other writers present at the ceremony.
In addition to thanking the recognition, Cadenas reflected on issues of great relevance to Venezuelan and global society, such as Venezuelan migration, freedom and democracy. His words resonated with force, highlighting his commitment to poetry as a tool to address and reflect on contemporary challenges and realities.
The Cervantes Prize is a highly prestigious recognition that has been awarded to outstanding Spanish-speaking writers throughout its history. With the delivery of this award to Rafael Cadenas, his outstanding literary career and his valuable contribution to letters in Spanish are recognized, consolidating him as one of the most outstanding exponents of poetry and essays in the Spanish language.
🇻🇪¡Orgullo venezolano! 🇻🇪
El poeta Rafael Cadenas recibió este #24Abr el premio Cervantes 2022, máximo galardón de la literatura en español ✍️ pic.twitter.com/RfvKalHm5Z
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