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World Poetry Day with Pablo Montoya and Maria Küchen

Författarna Pablo Montoya och Maria Küchen på varsitt porträtt.
Pablo Montoya and Maria Küchen. Photo: Marcela Sánchez

World Poetry Day with Pablo Montoya and Maria Küchen


World Poetry Day in Malmö offers a reading and a conversation with the authors Pablo Montoya (Colombia) and Maria Küchen (Sweden). Meet two writers who cultivate a poetic prose linked to other artistic and scientific interests within a broader subject: human history. The conversation is interpreted into Swedish. The poems are read both in the original language and in translation by Lasse Söderberg. Reading by Christian Fex.

Maria Küchen, born 1961 in Stockholm, is a writer and cultural journalist. Since her debut in 1989 with “Hos ljusmålaren”, she has published several poetry collections, novels, and non-fiction. She has also written prose for children and young people, including ”Sång till en fjäril” and ”Jag ser mig själv i en stulen spegel”. She has worked as an editor for the magazine Lyrikvännen. Nowadays, she writes essays and cultural criticism in various newspapers and magazines alongside her writing and supervises students at Lund University’s writing school.

Pablo Montoya, born in 1963 in Medellín, Colombia, is an author, essayist, poet, and flautist. He has Studied music, philosophy, and literature at Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogotá, and has a masters degree in Hispanic and Latin American studies from Sorbonne University, Paris. His most famous novel, “Tríptico de la infamia” has received the Rómulo Gallegos prize. Some collections of poems by Montoya are “Viajeros”, “Cuaderno de Paris”, “Programa de mano” and “Hombre en ruinas”. Today, he teaches literature at the Universidad de Antioquia.

More program during World Poetry Day in Malmö here


What: Author talk and reading
When: Tuesday 19.3 at 14
Where: C-salen

No registration needed, admission free

In collaboration with World Poetry Day in Malmö/Lund, March 19-21, 2024