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Poet Tomas Segovia Dies


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hispanic writer, poet and essayist Tomas Segovia died in the Mexican capital of complications to the cancer he suffered.

The Spanish-born Segovia, who went to Mexico as an exile after his homeland's 1936-1939 civil war, was the recipient of numerous honors including the 2000 Octavio Paz Prize for Poetry and the Essay and the 2005 Juan Rulfo Prize for Latin American and Caribbean Literature.

He was also honored in 2008 with the Federico Garcia Lorca International Poetry Prize.

Mexico's National Culture and Arts Council, or Conaculta, offered condolences for the poet's death in a communique.

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