Nuria Ruiz de Viñaspre -Spain-

Nuria Ruiz de Viñaspre TAPFNY2017

Poet and publisher. She works as editor in the Anaya Group and directs the Eme Collection (Writing for Women in Spanish), by La Palma Publishing. In 2004 she won the XX Prize of Poetry City of Tudela (Navarra) and in 2014 was awarded with the Cluster Award 2014 of Literature. In 2015 she won the XII César Simón Poetry Prize with her latest work, La zanja (The Ditch.) She has also published the following titles: El mar de los suicidas (The Sea of the Suicides), Desvaríos subterráneos (Underground Ravings), El campo de tus sueños rojos (The Field of Your Red Dreams), Ahora que el amor se me instala (Now that love settles me), La geometría del vientre (The Geometry of the Belly), El pez místico (The Mystic Fish), Tablas de carnicero (Butcher Boards), Órbita cementerio (Cemetery Orbit), Tabula Rasa (Tabula Rasa), and Pensatorium (Pensatorium).

I el amor es ortopédico porque es susceptible de ser desmontado

I love is orthopedic because it can be dismantled

II

definición de melancolía

siempre hay algo que quieres a tu lado y que no está hagas lo que hagas decidas lo que decidas siempre hay ese algo revoloteando con su ausencia como si todos esos algo fueran una bandada de pájaros que ya no están en aquel quieto mundo en el que anidaron

II

definition of melancholy whatever you decide always that something fluttering around in its absence it is as if all those somethings were a flock of birds no longer part of that still world in which they made their nests

III Poema de amor o Ley de Talión habría que escribir libros blancos ya no sirven las palabras o por el contrario escribir libros como bombas y salir a bombardear el mundo.

III

Love poem or lex talionis write blank books words are no longer any use or on the contrary write books like bombs and go out and bomb the world

Translations by Tim Chapman.