Jorge Guillén was born in Valladolid, Old Castile. At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 he was arrested and detained briefly in Pamplona as a political prisoner. He left Spain in 1938 to go into voluntary exile in the United States, where he remained until after the death of Franco. In 1978 he returned to live in Spain. He died in Málaga in 1984.
Horses in the Air and Other Poems|
Winner of the 2000 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award. A major Spanish poet of the Generation of '27, Jorge Guillen's luminous poetry, marked by nobility of mind, balance, and clarity of vision, deserves to be more widely known to readers...