Frank Baez

Frank Baez

About Frank Baez

Frank Báez is a Dominican poet, narrator and chronicler. orn in 1978 in Santo Domingo, Baez has made a name for himself in his own country as the Dominican Republic’s most important young poet and short-story writer. His first book, Jarrón y otros poemas, was published in Madrid by Editorial Betania in 2004, and selections from his verse recently appeared in the Latin American anthology Cuerpo plural: Antología de la poesía hispanoamericana contemporánea (Editorial Pre Textos, 2010). His collection of stories, Págales tú a los psicoanalistas (For the Psychoanalysts, You Pick Up the Tab!) won the First Prize for Short Stories at the Santo Domingo Book Fair of 2006. In 2017 he was included in the Bogotá list as one of the best Latin American fiction writers under 40 years of age. He has published four poetry collections so far, among them the award-winning Postales, plus short-story collections, and works of journalism and travel writing – because the young islander who wanted to see the world has since done so. His work has now been translated in more than eight languages and he is a welcome guest at poetry festivals the world over.
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