Gemma Gorga  

(1968-)Catalonia, Spain

Gemma Gorga, born in Barcelona in 1968, has a Ph.D. in Philology from the University of Barcelona, where she works as a teacher of Ancient Literature. She has published six collections of poetry: Ocellania (Birdology, 1997), El desordre de les mans (Disorder of the Hands, 2003), Instruments òptics (Optic Instruments, 2005), Llibre dels minuts (Book of Minutes, 2006), Diafragma (Diaphragm, 2013, with the photographer Joan Ramell) and Mur (Wall, 2015). Among her non-fiction works, she has published Within the Natural Kitchen: Health, Tradition and Pleasure at the Table (2004, with Antoni Lozano). Following a three-month residence with the Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi, she translated the work of contemporary anglophone Indian poet Dilip Chitre (Vint esmorzars cap a la mort, Twenty Breakfasts Towards Death, 2013). A selection of Gorga’s poems has been included in Pere Ballart’s anthology Six Catalan Poets, published by Arc in 2013.