Photo: Manuel T. Bermúdez
Poet Edwin Madrid was born in Quito, Ecuador in November of 1961. He studied Economics at the Central University of Ecuador and Literature at the Simón Bolívar Andean University. He has published, among others, the verse collections: ¡O! Muerte de Pequeños Senos de Oro [O! Death of Small Gold Breasts] (1987); Enamorado de un fantasma [In love with a ghost] (1991); Celebriedad (1992), with which he won the National Short Story and Poetry Contest; Caballos e iguanas [Horses and Iguanas] (1993) and Tambor Sagrado y otros poemas [Sacred Drum and other poems] (1995). In 1990, he won the Djenana National Prize for Young Poetry. His poems were selected by Claude Couffon for the bilingual anthology Poesía Joven Hispanoamericana.