José Watanabe

José Watanabe

José Watanabe

JOSÉ WATANABE (1945-2007) is one of Peru's most revered contemporary poets. His repertoire of articles, screenplays, anthologies, and children's books is best known for its seven original volumes of poetry. Watanabe was awarded the Casas de las Américas Prize in 2000 for his anthology El guardian del hielo (The Ice Guardian); he is also remembered for his adaptation of Antígona, which rendered into free verse for the renowned theater troupe El Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani.