Maria Do Cebreiro

Biography

María Do Cebreiro was born on 5 July 1976 in Santiago de Compostela (Spain). She is a widely-acclaimed Galician-language poet and critical theorist.

Her published poetic works include: O estadio do espello [The Mirror Stage] (1998), (Nós, as inadaptadas) [Us, the Maladapted] (2002), Non queres que o poema te coñeza [You don’t want the poem to know you] (2004), which won the Caixanova Prize, Os hemisferios [Hemispheres] (2006), Cuarto de outono [Autumn Room] (2008) and Non son de aquí  [I am not from Here] (2008). She has also collated a series of poetry anthologies: A poesía é o gran milagre do mundo (2001), a sample of contemporary Galician poetry translated into English, and Damas Negras (2002), a collection of song lyrics by Afro-American women.

As an academic she has published As antoloxías de poesía en Galicia e Cataluña: representación poética e ficción lóxica (2004), As terceiras mulleres (2005), and a variety of articles where new theoretical perspectives for contemporary Galician studies are explored (see for instance her English-language article ‘Spectres of the Nation: Forms of Resistance to Literary Nationalism’ in the Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (2009) or her study of Galician author-translations in Galicia 21: Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies (www.galicia21journal.org). Her book, Non son de aquí, has been translated into English by Helena Miguélez-Carballeira and was published by Shearsman Books (2010). 

Compiled by Helena Miguélez-Carballeira (Bangor)

Bibliography

Poetry

O estadio do espello (Vigo: Edicións Xerais de Galicia, 1998)

Nós, as inadaptadas  (Santiago de Compostela : Sociedade de cultura Valle-Inclán, 2002; accésit do XXI Premio Esquío de poesía en lingua galega)

Non queres que o poema te coñeza (Coruna: PEN Clube de Galicia/Danú, 2004)

O barrio das chinesas (Santiago de Compostela: O Correo Gallego, 2005)

Os hemisferios (Vigo: Galaxia, 2006)

Objetos perdidos [Bilingual edition Galician-Spanish] (Gijón: Trea, 2007)

Cuarto de outono (Santiago de Compostela: Sotelo Blanco, 2008)

Non son de aquí  (Vigo: Edicións Xerais de Galicia, 2008)

Peliqueiros de Laza (Santiago de Compostela: Amastra-N-Gallar, 2009)

Collections of Poetry

A poesía é o gran milagre do mundo: poetas galegos do PEN (Coruna: PEN Clube de Galicia, 2001)

Damas Negras música e poesía canta por mulleres [Edited and translated] (Vigo: Edicións Xerais de Galicia, 2002)

Criticism

Interviews

Helena Miguélez-Carballeira: In Conversation: María do Cebreiro and Menna Elfyn (Aberystwyth: Centre for Galician Studies, 2008)