Olga Orozco – Biography of Olga Orozco

The Argentine writer Olga Nilda Gugliotta Orozco He was born in Toay (La Pampa) on March 17, 1920 and died on August 15, 1999 in Buenos Aires.

In 1998 he won the Juan Rulfo Prize for Latin American and Caribbean Literature, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the field of Hispanic culture.

After having graduated in philosophy and letters from the University of Buenos Aires, he was able to move to Europe to study art, he received a scholarship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Government of Italy.

The first fruits of his poetic activity were revealed in the collection of Poems from afar (1946), which followed other books of various generic affiliations, such as The deaths (1952), Dangerous games (1962, first prize for “municipal” poetry), Darkness is another sun (1967, second municipal prose “prize”), Wild museum (1974 and 1976), Twenty-nine poems (1975), Songs to Berenice (1977) Mutations of reality (1979), Poetry (1979), Drifting night (1984), And the smoke from your fire is rising (1972, “Municipal Prize” for unpublished game), Olga Orozco pages selected by the author (1984), In the reverse of the sky (1987), With this mouth, in this world (1994) and Eclipses and flares (1998).

His journalistic contributions have been extended through numerous media, including Sur, Canto, La Nación, La Gaceta de Tucumán and Buenos Aires, Cuadernos American newspapers (Mexico) and Cuadernos de París.

In addition to those already mentioned, his literary production has received prestigious awards such as the Grand Prize of Honor from the Argentine Foundation for Poetry (1972), the second regional prize for poetry (1974), the Grand Prize of Honor from the National Fund for Poetry. the Arts (1980), and the 2nd National Poetry Prize (1983).

The poetry of Olga Orozco It is part of an academic surrealism that, using dark images of the interior, seeks to move or overwhelm the reader, always within a constant inquiry around the idea of ​​existence. On a formal level, the poet uses a broad verse, joins a totalizing vocation that places a large part of her poetry in the cosmic orbit of Pablo Neruda. However, in her poetry a similar evolution to that of the knowledge of the Chilean is not observed, since far from modifying her expression, the Argentine poet delves into some themes that can sometimes be variations of the same poem so repeated in her work.