With her poems “Iremos que te pienso entre las filas y el olfato pobre de un paisaje con borrachos o ahorcados” Mexican writer Minerva Reynosa Álvarez was the winner of the Isaura Clemency Prize for Poetry, within the framework of the LXXXVI edition of the Floral Games of Carnaval Internacional de Mazatlán 2020, “Somos América, Pasión, Alegría y Esperanza”.
At a press conference held at the Angela Peralta Theater Gallery, and with the presence of different media as witnesses, José Ángel Tostado Quevedo, Head of the General Directorate of the Municipal Instituto de Cultura, Turismo y Arte de Mazatlan, led the meeting where by telephone he contacted León Plascencia, president of the qualifying judges, to give the details of the winning work.
León Plascencia said that the work sent under the pseudonym of “TTP” was unanimously chosen, since it presented a political-social, cultural, and historical chronicle that portrays and questions its context, which gives it a baroque rhythm and very refined language, unique characteristics within the 115 works received.
After the verdict was issued, a telephone communication was made with the winner, who said she was very happy about this decision, and that in the last four editions women that she knows and admires have won, the same ones that tell the story and passions from another point of view of reality.
For the LXXXVI edition, the prize that was distributed was 80 thousand pesos to the winning work, which from the author’s words tells what was experienced in the decade of the 90s, when she lived her adolescence and the first years of adulthood, evoking what was happening in what for her were wonderful years.