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Hugo Cuevas-Mohr

Hugo Cuevas-Mohr was born in Guatemala, Central America. His mother's family, originally from France, settled in Guatemala at the end of the XIX century. His mother, Marie Louise Mohr, went to study in Canada where she met his father, Hugo Cuevas Gamboa, They married in 1953 in Guatemala City, started raising their family there but eventually settled in Cali, Colombia.
Hugo studied at the Lycée Français in Cali and then traveled to the US in 1972 to study and later continued his studies in Belgium. While in Europe, he traveled to the island of Mallorca to finish his first book of poems, "impresiones" and returned to Colombia where he published it with the help of friends and relatives. Two years later his second book was published, "en el andén" and later on came "de puerta en puerta" his third book of poems. In 1992, he moves to the US . In 1998 "en nuestra casa," his fourth book, is published in Colombia.
In 2001 he met Italian composer Massimiliano Agelao and together they produced "cuantos poemas" a CD of his poems set to music by Massimiliano, released on November 2002. Together they formed the group Musicalizando, young musicians and singers who performed the poems in schools, colleges, festivals, etc. The CD Desconectado was released from a live concert by the Group Musicalizando.
In 2005 Hugo is invited to the Bogota Book Fair and he published "Poemas de Amor", an anthology of his love poems from his earlier books.
In late 2005, Hugo began his work with Cuban singer and composer, Ana Maria Garcia, for the CD “Poesía Necesaria” which was produced again in collaboration with Massimiliano Agelao. This CD features poems set to music of great Latin American and Spanish poets and was completed in 2006 and released in 2007.
In 2008 he finishes his poetic work "más allá del mar". This sizeable poetry work has several representations: a printed version (the book), a sound recording (2 cds), a visual presentation (video poems) and an art exhibition. He presented his work at the Guadalajara Book Fair, in Mexico, the number one book fair in latinamerica. In December 2009 Hugo published the book "Los Gamboa: Una Dinastía de Poetas" co-written with Colombian historian Vicente Pérez Silva. Five generations of the Gamboa Family in Colombia and El Salvador have written poetry and this family tradition continues until this day, an unprecedented case in Latin American poetry.
Hugo published "al margen del silencio" in November 2012 and has published video poems in his youtube account.
Hugo is preparing a book on Oral Poetry and is already working on a new poetic work and he is continuing his experimentations with oral poetry, choral poetry, video poems and other alternative ways of presenting his poetical works.