Joan Vinyoli

Joan Vinyoli (Barcelona, 1914-1984) was a Catalan poet. His interest in the poetic art of Carles Riba and his admiration for Rainer Maria Rilke shaped his lyric poetry, as did the influence of German Romanticism and Postsimbolism. With a clear connection between his life experience and his poetic works, in his poems we see a clear sense of mysticism and a deep reflection on the issue of faith. Widespread recognition came in the seventies, with the publication of Tot és ara i res. Up until 1984 he published regularly and recieved several accolades: Lletra d’Or award 1974, Critics’ award for Catalan poetry 1976 and 1984, Creu de Sant Jordi 1976 and five Serra d’Or Critics’ awards.