Sergio Badilla Castillo
Swedes of Chilean descent
Swedish people of Chilean descent
Chilean people Forum
Sergio Badilla Castillo is a Chilean poet and the founder of poetic transrealism in contemporary poetry. He is considered the Latin American poet with the broadest Nordic influence, from the Finnish poets, Edith Sodergran, Elmer Diktonius, Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski and the Swedes Gunnar Ekelof, Tomas Transtromer and Lars Gustafsson.
Badilla Castillo graduated in journalism from the University of Chile in 1972. He graduated also in Methodology of Social Anthropology,in the Stockholm University.
Badilla Castillo worked almost thirteen years at The Swedish Radio Broadcasting Co, as culture journalist, a concern that would lead later, to his work as a translator of Swedish and Scandinavian poetry, British and American poetry.
XV International Poetry Festival of Medellin
Lahti International Writers Union
Biography on the Online Poetry Classroom of the Academy of American Poets
International Poetry Days in Malmo, Sweden
Art Omi International Writers Council
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