FRANK Z. LLOBERA


Frank Z. Llobera is a writer, translator and poet. He translates between English and Catalan, as well as English and Spanish, and also writes prose and poetry. He is the founder of @zetapoetry, a popular social media handle featuring short poems, quotes, and translations.

Frank Z. Llobera comes from a diverse family background, and has been writing in multiple languages from a young age. His great-grandfather Rafael Llobera was a painter, while the renowned poet Miquel Costa i Llobera also belongs to his family tree (see below for more).

He was longlisted in the 2021-22 John Dryden Translation Competition prize of the British Comparative Literature Association for his translation of the “Ode to Horace” by Miquel Costa i Llobera. Recently, he was a runner-up in the 2023-24 Poetry Contest in Olot, Catalonia. 

If you would like to read more of Frank’s work, you can follow him on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. See also his ongoing projects.

 

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RafAEL LLOBERA

HIS GREAT-GRANDFATHER

Rafael Llobera Martorell (Binissalem, 1895 – Pollença, 1973) was a painter from Mallorca, Spain. He is Frank’s maternal great-grandfather.

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MIQUEL COSTA I LLOBERA

first-cousin once removed OF RAFAEL LLOBERA

Miquel Costa i Llobera (Pollença, 1854 – Palma de Mallorca, 1922), was a poet and presbyter from Mallorca, Spain. He is widely regarded as a prominent figure of Catalan poetry.

WILLIAM WATSON T. RITCHIE

HIS GREAT-UNCLE

William Watson Tod Ritchie (Helensburgh, 1917 – Palma de Mallorca, 2000), was a Brigadier of the Royal Air Force during WWII. Born in Great Britain, he lived and passed away in Mallorca, Spain.

FRANCISCO DE LA ESCALERA

HIS Great-grandmother’s BROTHER

Francisco de la Escalera (Madrid, 1873 – Buenos Aires, 1914) was a Spanish journalist, writer and poet.