Luz Pozo Garza

Pseudonym: Luz
Category: Professor and writer
Birth Date: 21st July 1922
Birth Place: Ribadeo (Lugo)
Telephone: 981142136

When she was seven, she moved with her family to Viveiro (Lugo), where he lived until 1936. When the Civil War broke out, her father, Gonzalo Polo y Pozo, who was a Republican, was taken to prison and removed from his post as veterinary inspector. Thanks to his brother, Román del Pozo, the family felt safe in Morocco. There, she took up again Secondary Education. In 1939, her only brother, Gonzalo, died at the Military Hospital of Jaca when he was twenty. In 1940, his father was replaced again in his post in Viveiro and returned to Galicia. She married her teacher Francisco Vázquez Ramudo, chemist and director of 'Minerva' Academy and had three children: Gonzalo, Mónica y Luz. She took a degree in Romance Philology at Oviedo University and a doctor's degree in 1980. She made a second marriage to the poet Eduardo Moreira in Vigo, where she retired without giving up Literature. She also took a degree in Teaching and Piano (Conservatoires of Madrid and A Coruña).

 Work & Activities

She gave several lectures at Berlin, Heidelberg, Tráveris (1999) and Brussels (1999) Universities. POETRY: Ánfora (1949), El vagabundo (1952), O paxaro na boca (1952), Cita en el viento (1962), Últimas palabras / Verbas derradeiras (1976), Concerto de outono (1981), Códice Calixtino (1986), Consagración de Trasalba (1989), Prometo a flor de loto (1992) and Vida secreta de Rosalía (1996). Some of his poems were translated into English, Franch, Germany, Portuguese, etc. ESSAY: A bordo de Barco sin luces ou O mundo Poético de Luis Pimentel (1990), Álvaro Cunqueiro: Herba aquí ou acolá (1991), Galicia ferida: a visión de Luis Seoane (1994), Ondas do mar de Vigo: erotismo e conciencia mítica nas cantigas de amigo (1996), Tres poetas medievais da ría de Vigo (with H. Monteagudo and Xosé Mª Alonso Montero) (1998). She collaborates in the magazines 'Nordés', which was founded with Tomás Barrio and 'Clave Orión' about Literature, Criticism, Music and Art.

 Other Interesting Aspects

In 1981, she made and individual painting exhibition in the City Council of A Coruña. She got the following prizes: 'Premio de la Cantiga (City Council of A Coruña), 'Tomás Barros' Essay Prize; 'Mujeres Distinguidas de Diálogos 90' (Vigo); 'Creación Cultural Femenina' (Xunta de Galicia) and Castelao's medal (Xunta de Galicia). She is the vice-secretary of the Galician Academy; she became a member in 1996 making the speech Diálogos con Rosalía.