Sunday, May 27, 2012
Kjell Espmark author of Lend Me Your Voice and forthcoming Outside the Calendar has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Capri Prize for Poetry.
Marick Press is pleased to announce that Kjell Espmark author of Lend Me Your Voice and forthcoming Outside the Calendar has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Capri Prize for Poetry. (http://premiocapri.com/en/history.php ) The Capri Prize has been given to writers such Raphael Alberti, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Attilio Bertolucci, Hector Bianciotti, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Joseph Brodsky, Ralf Dahrendorf, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Francis Fukuyama, Bohumil Hrabal, Czeslaw Milosz, Alberto Moravia, Roger Peyrefitte, Thomas Venclova. “Established in 1987 on the Mediterranean island of Capri, the Capri Awards, or Premio Capri, is one of Italy’s most prestigious cultural institutions. 'Il Premio', as nicknamed by the literati, began as an informal redezvous of writers, poets and film directors and as a launch pad for emerging creative talent. Known for its literary heritage, the island of Capri was beloved by many renowned figures throughout history, including the Roman Emperor and poet Tiberius, the writer Count Fersen and the artist Alberto Savinio. More than just a cultural destination, Capri represents a state of mind. Each year the foundation hosts an award ceremony to honor the best-known and most promising poets in the world. This televised ceremony traditionally takes place at Grand Hotel Quisisana in Capri.”