Biography

Kepa murua

Born in 1962 in the seaside town of Zarautz (Basque Country, Spain), Kepa Murua vaulted into the art world at an early age. Devoted to every aspect of cultural expression (painting, music, film), poetry was where he first discovered his roots and his voice. Murua is an indefatigable writer whose style embodies the type of evocativeness that envelops readers, regardless of genre: poetry, novels, essays and articles. Murua is a true 21st century artist: sculpting the past, contemplating the future, and exorcising the demons that reside within the looking glass of his poetic universe. As an inquisitive humanist and an untiring contributor to the visual and literary arts, his poetry comes to life in every arena.

Notable among his poetry: Siempre conté diez y nunca apareciste (Calambur 1999), Cavando la tierra con tus sueños (Calambur 2000), Un lugar por nosotros (Germanía 2000), Cardiolemas (Calambur 2001), Las manos en alto (Calambur 2004), Cantos del dios oscuro (El Gaviero 2004), Poemas del caminante (Bassarai 2005), No es nada (Calambur 2008), Poesía sola, pura premonición (Ellago Ediciones 2010), El gato negro del amor (Calambur 2011), and Escribir la distancia (Luces de Gálibo 2012). Collections of essays: La poesía y tú (Bosquil Ediciones 2003), La poesía si es que existe (Calambur 2005) and Del interés del arte por otras cosas (Ellago Ediciones 2007). Artist´s books: Itxina (Bassarai 2004), Flysch (Bassarai 2006) and Faber (Bassarai 2009). In the audiovisual and musical worlds, Murua participated in the recording of his filmed diary, and his poetry joined forced with the musician Tasio Miranda to create Poemas y canciones (Agruparte 2007). He recently published the first part of his Memorias de un poeta metido a editor, entitled Los pasos inciertos (Milrazones 2012), as well as the novel, Un poco de paz (El desvelo, 2013), where the city and the narrator’s distinctive voice afford us a particular vision of life and solitude.