THIS year’s winner of the ninth annual Friends of La Herradura Poetry Contest was Andres Francisco Rodriguez Blanco, receiving €1,400 and a diploma for his poem ‘The Eagle and the Dream’.
The jury described the winning poem as ‘a well constructed piece that uses the metaphor of an eagle in relation to current society.’
They also praised Rodriguez for his ability to combine a modern sensibility with more classical techniques.
Rodriguez was born in Extremadura in 1956, but has lived in Madrid since he was ten years old.
He had his first poem published in 1991 and has continued to write ever since, winning numerous prizes along the way.
The award ceremony took place on Monday December 7 in the Centro Civico de La Herradura.