Olga Orozco

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Olga Orozco, 1960

Olga Orozco (1920–1999) (real name Olga Noemí Gugliotta) was an Argentine poet born in Toay, La Pampa. She spent her childhood in Bahía Blanca until she was 16 years old and she moved to Buenos Aires with her parents where she initiated her career as a writer.

Orozco directed some literary publications using some pseudonymous names while she worked as a journalist. She was a member of so-called «Tercera Vanguardia» generation, which had a strong surrealist tendency . Her poetic works were influenced by Rimbaud, Nerval, Baudelaire, Miłosz and Rilke.

Olga Orozco died in Buenos Aires from a heart attack at the age of 79.


  • «Primer Premio Municipal de Poesía»
  • «Premio de Honor de la Fundación Argentina» (1971)
  • «Gran Premio del Fondo Nacional de las Artes»
  • «Premio Esteban Echeverría»
  • «Gran Premio de Honor» de la SADE, «Premio Nacional de Teatro a Pieza Inédita» (1972)
  • «Premio Nacional de Poesía» (1988)
  • «Laurea de Poesia della Università di Torino»
  • «Premio Gabriela Mistral»
  • «Premio de Literatura Latinoamericana y del Caribe Juan Rulfo» (1998).

Main works[edit]

Engravings Torn from Insomnia, trans Mary Crow, BOA Editions, Ltd., 2002. Finalist for a PEN USA Translation Award. Published with a Lannan grant.

"The poet sees poetry even in the most mundane things" ("El poeta ve lo poético aun en las cosas más cotidianas")
  • Desde lejos (From Far Away) (1946)
  • Las muertes (The Deaths) (1951)
  • Los juegos peligrosos (Dangerous Games) (1962)
  • La oscuridad es otro sol(Darkness Is a Different Sun) (1967)
  • Museo salvaje (Wild Museum) (1974)
  • Veintinueve poemas (29 Poems) (1975)
  • Cantos a Berenice (Songs for Berenice) (1977)
  • Mutaciones de la realidad (Reality Mutations) (1979)
  • La noche a la deriva (The Drifted Night) (1984)
  • En el revés del cielo (In Heaven's Back Side) (1987)
  • Con esta boca, en este mundo (With This Mouth, In This World) (1994).

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