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Luis Benítez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1956). Member of the Latin-American Academy of Poetry, the International Society of Writers, the Argentinean Society of Writers and the Argentinean Foundation for the Poetry. He has received the tittle of Compagnon de la Poésie, from La Porte des Poétes Association, France. His 9 books of poetry, 2 essays and 2 novels were published in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela. Between another local and international awards, he has received: La Porte des Poétes International Award (Paris, 1991); Biennial Award of the Argentinean Poetry (Buenos Aires, 1991); Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat Foundation Award of Poetry (Buenos Aires, 1996); International Award of Fiction (Uruguay, 1996); Primo Premio Tusculorum di Poesia (Italy, 1996) and 10me. Concours International de Poésie, accesit (Paris, 2003).

Address: Belaustegui 2868, 3er. Piso, Dpto. 7, Buenos Aires –1416- Argentina
Phone: (54-11) 4582-1170

Poetry books by the author:

Poems from the Earth and the Memory (Buenos Aires, 1980)

Mythologies/The Ballad of the Lost Woman (Buenos Aires, 1983)

Behering and Other Poems (1rst edition, Buenos Aires, 1985; 2nd edition Mexico DF, 1995)

Wars, Epitaphs and Conversations (Buenos Aires, 1989)

Fractal (Buenos Aires, 1991)

The Past and the Eves (Venezuela, 1995)

Selected Poems (USA, 1996)

The Mare of the Night (Chile, 2001)

The Venenero and other poems (Buenos Aires, 2005)