Màrius Sampere i Passarell

Màrius Sampere i Passarell (Barcelona, 1928) is the author of some 40 poetry collections, aside from his work as a novelist, memoirist, critic, linguist, musician, songwriter, photographer and painter.  He has received the highest awards and distinctions for his work and is considered the dean of contemporary Catalan poetry.  For more than half a century Sampere has enriched the life of Catalan culture through the printed word and his masterful public readings.