Francisco Brines

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Francisco Brines Bañó (born 1932) is a Spanish poet.[1] He was born in Oliva, Valencia region. 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. Brines was elected to Seat X of the Real Academia Española on 19 April 2001, he took up his seat on 21 May 2006.[2] 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.


  1. ^ Profile (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Francisco Brines". Real Academia Española. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015.