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Chus Pato

A central figure in contemporary Galician poetry, poet, essayist and political activist Chus Pato (María Xesús Pato Díaz) is part of a literary culture that flourishes in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. There, the Galician language has long resisted the centrist administrative and social pressures that still threaten it today.rnrnWith a growing reputation as a “poet of the nineties” for her incisive feminist and independentist verse, Pato’s sixth book, m-Talá, broke the poetic mould in 2000, and attracted readers inside and outside Galicia. Hordes of Writing, the third text in her projected pentology Method, was award the national Spanish Critics’ Prize for Galician Poetry in 2008, and the Losada Diéguez literary prize in 2009.

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