February 11, 2006
72 Spring Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
Catalan Poetry Symposium
Melcion Mateu was born in Barcelona in 1971. His first book of poems, Vida evident, was awarded the "Octavio Paz Poetry Award" in 1998. In Ningú, petit (2002) he renders a tribute to Little Nemo, the early 20 th century comic-strip character by Winsor McCay. Jardí amb cangurs (2005) is his most recent book. He has translated into Catalan authors such as John Ashbery and Michael Ondaatje. In 1997 he earned his MA in Comparative Literature from Cornell University and he is currently a PhD candidate at New York University . He lives in New York .