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Holguin poet wins Nicolás Guillén Award
José Luis Serrano, poet from Holguin. Photo: Ahora
The sonnets book Amundsen's Dogs, by the outstanding poet from Holguin José Luis Serrano, will receive the Nicolás Guillén Prize in the coming days as part of the activities that take place in the 27th edition of the International Book Fair of Havana.

Serrano, copy editor and editor of Ediciones Holguín, stressed to the press that the award-winning text is nothing more than his commitment to use the sonnet as the ideal vehicle to express the great fractures and mixtures of situations that are experienced in the postmodern times of the century XXI.

He explained that the work alludes to the story of Amundsen, a Norwegian explorer who led the first expedition to Antarctica that reached the South Pole with only 60 dogs, of which he used half as food for the rest while his English rival used motorized sleds , published today the digital page of the Holguin weekly now!

He said that the strategy helped him return alive and win the race, while the link with current times left it to the interpretation of readers who are curious to approach the text.

The title, he said, is part of a compendium known as Acéfala Trilogy, which includes Beyond Nietzche and De Marx and Geometría de Lobachevsky, the latter awarded in 2015 with the Adelaide del Marble Award.

Recognitions such as Looking for New Voices of Holguín Poetry, the Cucalambé Ibero-American Prize and the Distinction of National Culture are also awards that accompany the artistic and literary career of José Luis Serrano.

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