Berta García Faet, a PhD candidate in Hispanic Studies, was recently awarded the Premio de Poesía Joven Miguel Hernández, Spain’s top poetry prize for poets under 31. García Faet received the award for her work “Los salmos fosforitos” (“Flourescent Psalms”).
“This prize means a lot to me. It connects me to my country, my people, the books and authors I love and that inspire me. I admire all the poets who have won it before me, and I've been dreaming for years now to be part of this story,” says García Faet.