Mexican poet Eduardo Cerecedo died at age 59

Yesterday, January 9, 2022, the Mexican writer Eduardo Cerecedo died (Photo: INAH)

Eduardo Cerecedo, Mexican poet and writer, died at the age of 59 on January 9, 2022. He was the winner of the Alí Chumacero National Poetry Award in 2011 and PLázara Meldiú National Poetry Award in 2012.

His pen was not limited to poetry, since he made several collaborations in prominent literature magazines such as Chameleon bulimia, Binnacle, Independent Letters, Genesis, among many others. He was a great lover of knowledge and its dissemination, even, He got to participate in multiple projects with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) to promote literary creation in Mexico.

So far no details of his death have been released, however, various cultural institutions have already sent their condolences to his family and friends.

The news surprised all the media, in fact, on October 17, 2021, he gave an interview for an independent medium, in which shared information regarding his anthology tropics, where Cerecedo gathers his poetic work from 1992 to 2014.

The author thanked the support of the institutions of the State of Mexico that made his dream of bringing together all his most outstanding works possible. He stressed that from his childhood he discovered his passion for reading, with poems by the also Mexican Amado Nervo.

He studied the career of Hispanic Language and Literatures and later he completed a master’s degree in Mexican Literature, both at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the UNAM. Eduardo highlighted in the interview that he always looked for the possibility of writing and expressing himself freely. He spoke of a “need to communicate” and escape from everyday silence.

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