Francisco Brines

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Francisco Brines Bañó (born 1932) is a Spanish poet.[1] He was born in Oliva, Valencia. He is regarded as one of the 50s Generation of Spanish poets, along with Claudio Rodríguez, Jaime Gil de Biedma and Ángel González.

His poetry collections include: Las brasas (1960), Palabras a la oscuridad (1966), Aún no (1971), Insistencias en Luzbel (1977), El otoño de las rosas (1986) and La última costa (1995). His collected poems Ensayo de una despedida were published in 1997.

He has won numerous prizes including the Crítica Prize (1966), the National Poetry Prize (1986), the Federico García Lorca Prize (2007) and the Premio Reina Sofía de Poesia Iberoamericana (2011). He won the prestigious Premio Nacional de las Letras Españolas in 1999. Since 2001, he has been a member of the Royal Spanish Academy. He was elected to the seat vacated by Antonio Buero Vallejo.

He has taught Spanish literature at Oxford University and Cambridge University. He lives in his native Oliva, Valencia.

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