Tomás Segovia (Spanish pronunciation: [toˈmas seˈɣoβja]; 21 May 1927 – 7 November 2011) was a Mexican author, translator and poet of Spanish origin. He was born in Valencia, Spain, and studied in France and Morocco. He went into exile to Mexico, where he taught at the Colegio de México and other universities. Segovia founded the publication Presencia (1946), was director of La Revista Mexicana de Literatura (1958–1963), formed part of the magazine Plural, and collaborated in Vuelta.
In honour of the poet, in August 2012, Conaculta (the Mexican Council for National Culture and Arts) announced the $100,000 Tomás Segovia Literary Translation Prize, to be awarded in alternating years for the best translation into Spanish or from Spanish.
His work as a poet is not separate from his literary criticism and works of translation. Notable books of poetry include La luz provisional (1950), El sol y su eco (1960), Anagnórisis (1967), Figura y secuencias (1979) and Cantata a solas (1985). Prose works include: Contracorrientes (1973), Poética y profética (1986) and Alegatorio.
At the time of his death he resided in Madrid, Spain.
- La primera segunda matriz (1972). Mexican filmmaker Alfredo Gurrola made this critically acclaimed short film based in the Segovia's poem of the same name. The film includes the narration by Juan José Gurrola, images of the Avándaro festival and music by avant-garde composers Ligeti, Stockhausen, Luigi Nono among others.
- Fallece el poeta español Tomás Segovia a los 84 años de edad(Spanish)
- "Tomás Segovia, el "poeta de las dos orillas", recibe el Premio García Lorca" (in Spanish). La Vanguardia. 10 October 2008.
- "Recibió Tomás Segovia el Premio de Poesía "Federico García Lorca"" (in Spanish). Milenio. 20 May 2009.
- "Segovia, Amoraga y Villacañas, premios de la crítica valenciana" (in Spanish). Diario Critico del Comunitat Valenciana. 28 October 2004.
- "La poesía española reconoce de forma oficial a Tomás Segovia" (in Spanish). Informador. 11 October 2008.
- "Presentan libro de cartas entre Octavio Paz y Tomás Segovia" (in Spanish). El Universal. 16 April 2008.
- "Mexico creates prize to honor literary translators". Fox News (USA). EFE. 23 August 2012.
- "El mexicano Tomás Segovia recibe el García Lorca de poesía" (in Spanish). El Pais. 16 May 2008.
- "Tomás Segovia en el Complejo Cultural Universitario" (in Spanish). Milenio. 29 January 2009.
- Gallastegui, Ines (11 October 2008). "Tomás Segovia: "García Lorca es el ambiente de mi juventud"" (in Spanish). Ideal.
- Lucas, Antonio (2 August 2005). "El Premio Juan Rulfo ilumina la obra de Tomás Segovia" (in Spanish).
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