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Joxe Mari Iturralde Uria

Tolosa (Gipuzkoa), 1951

In 1973 he obtained an Arts degree from the University of Iruñea (Pamplona) specialising in Romance languages. From 1975 onwards he has taught at a number of High Schools. He is currently the head of the Department for Basque Language and Literature at the "Orixe" High School in Tolosa.

In conjunction with Bernardo Atxaga, Manu Ertzila, Jon Juaristi, Ruper Ordorika and Joseba Sarrionandia, he formed the POTT Banda in Bilbao in 1977. He put on the show Henry Bengoa inventarium together with Bernardo Atxaga and Ruper Ordorika.

Over the years he has contributed to magazines, journals, newspapers and all kinds of publications (to the Arteleku's Zehar magazine, Argia magazine, the Xaguxarra, Akademia sekretua, the Garziarena magazine, in the projects run by the Emak bakia baita publishing company, many newspapers, and in the newspaper and Mugalari cultural supplement for instance...). In addition, he has translated into Basque many books in other languages.

He has also worked on music projects with a number of musicians and singers and his poems have been sung and recorded by numerous singers and choirs.

2011 Euskal Idazleen Elkartea
Zemoria kalea 25 · 20013 Donostia (Gipuzkoa)
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