Chilean poet Nicanor Parra, 97, has won the
Cervantes Prize, the highest literature award of the Spanish-speaking
world, Spanish Culture Minister Angeles Gonzalez-Sinde announced
The prize, worth 125,000 euros ($168,650), is awarded annually by the Spanish Culture Ministry.
Nicanor Parra -- brother to the late singer Violeta Parra -- rose to fame with Poems and Antipoems in the 1960s.
The poet, who is also a mathematician and physicist, is regarded as a rebel who revolutionized poetry by using crude everyday language.
The Cervantes Prize is presented by King Juan Carlos in April in Alcala de Henares, birthplace of Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes.
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