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Benito Pastoriza Iyodo


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Benito Pastoriza Iyodo is an award-winning author from Puerto Rico. He majored in English and Latin American literature at the University of Puerto Rico and undertook his graduate studies in Spanish language and literature in the United States where he attained his master’s degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has received various prizes in the genres of poetry and short story.
    
The Ateneo Puertorriqueño awarded him prizes for his book of poetry Gotas verdes para la ciudad and the short story entitled "El indiscreto encanto". His poetry has also won awards from the University of Puerto Rico, the Chicano Latino Literary Prize and Voces Selectas of Luz Bilingual Publishing. Pastoriza was one of the founders of the magazine Tinta, which specializes in the diffusion of new literature written by Latinos in the United States.


Benito Pastoriza Iyodo has received the following prizes in the genres of poetry and short story.

Premio Poesía "Universo Alfonsina Storni" en poesía, de la Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aries, Aljófar de tu recuerdo, 2010 (poetry)
 
Premio [des]-contar el hambre de FAO América Latina, Chile, cuento, La fiesta compartida, 2009. (short story)
 
Premio Uno, nosotros, todos, de Fundación de Derechos Civiles Asamblea Juvenil, Ministerio de Igualdad, España, (cuento) Dardos en el aire, 2009. (short story)

Premio Carmen Báez de Narrativa Internacional, México, cuento, Paseo habanero, 2007. (fiction)

Premio Manuel Joglar Cacho en poesía para escritores publicados, Puerto Rico, 2006. (poetry)

Premio Manuel Joglar Cacho en cuento para escritores publicados, Puerto Rico, 2006. (fiction)

Premio en poesía, Terra Austral Editores, Australia, 2005. (poetry)

First prize in the competition: Voces Selectas 1997, Carpetas de Poesía Luz Bilingüe, for the book of poetry, Y bien tu piel, Luz Bilingual Publishing, Inc., 1997.

ATENEO PUERTORRIQUEÑO AWARD, short story, El indiscreto encanto, 1990.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA CHICANO LATINO LITERARY PRIZE, for the book of poetry, Lo coloro de lo incoloro, 1980.

ATENEO PUERTORRIQUEÑO AWARD, for the book of poetry, Gotas verdes para la ciudad, 1977.

POETRY AWARD for Canción para la existencia, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Cayey, 1976.

POETRY AWARD for Hojas, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Cayey, 1975.








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