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José Luis Cabeza

A multidisciplinary artist, he is author of the collection of poems La sal de la tierra (Salt of the Earth, 2000), which he wrote jointly with the poet Rosario Quiles Carreras; the play A cara o cruz (Heads or Tails, 2003), based on literature about the "Barrio Chino" (red-light district) of Barcelona; and the poetic-musical piece El vuelo de los pájaros (The Flight of Birds, 2004), jointly written with Elisabet Fernández.

He received the jury's special mention for the 2004 Pascsa Prizes (literary competition of Santa Coloma) for his poem "El payaso manchego" (La Mancha Clown), which was published in the first number of the review Caravansari, and second prize in the 2005 Pascsa Prizes for his poem "El viejo zahorí" (The Old Soothsayer). Both these poems were included in the collection Los cuentos de la laguna de los hermosos sueños (Stories from the Lake of Beautiful Dreams, 2007), which he is presently recasting to be performed on stage. He was a finalist in the Slam Poetry contest of the Kosmopolis International Festival in 2006 and, once again, for the Pascsa Prizes (2006). He was one of the organisers and participants in the First Santa Coloma Spoken Word festival in 2007.