Juan Carlos Abril (b. 1974, Los Villares, Jaén, Spain) holds a PhD in Spanish literature from the University of Granada, where he works as a professor. He has lived for several years in England, France, Italy and Nicaragua. He has published the collections of poems Un intruso nos somete (1997), El laberinto azul (2001), Crisis (2007) and En busca de una pausa (2018), for which he has received numerous literary prizes. He has given seminars, workshops and courses on contemporary Hispanic poetry in countries such as Mexico, United States, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Ecuador, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Tunisia, Italy, etc. He directs the magazine Paraíso. His poetry has been published in Mexico and Costa Rica. He has edited, among other books, the anthology Deshabitados (2008) and coordinated the volume Gramáticas del fragmento. Estudios sobre poesía española para el siglo XXI (2011). He has also translated Pasolini, Marinetti, Salgari, etc. He appears in anthologies like La ruptura interior en la “poesía de la experiencia” (1997), or La inteligencia y el hacha. Un panorama de la Generación poética del 2000 (2010), both by Luis Antonio de Villena; or in Centros de gravedad. Poesía española en el siglo XXI (2018), by José Andújar Almansa. He is also a literary critic, his most appreciated essays being Lecturas de oro. Un panorama de la poesía española (2014) and El habitante de su palabra. La poesía de José Manuel Caballero Bonald (2018).
Juan Carlos Abril