Àngel Martí Callau was born in July 1966, into a seafaring family from Ametlla de Mar, a fact that has marked his work. He has a Higher Diploma in Criminology, a Master’s Degree in Public and Private Security, and is a qualified expert in Public Safety and Emergency Management. He is employed by the Ametlla de Mar Council and combines this work with his passion for reading and writing.
Although he began to write —and poetry in particular— when he was very young, it was not until 2012 when his first work was published and, oddly enough, this was a novel. Thereafter, he joined the associations Poetes de l'Ebre and Calacultura, and, subsequently, the collective Dillums d'Arts al Forn and the association Poems al Vent. He is also president of the Ateneu Calero.
He writes novels, stories and poetry. In his verses, of a clearly intimate nature, lovelessness and vindication predominate. His work has been awarded several literary prizes.
For three years he has directed and presented L'Absenta, a weekly cultural programme of La Cala RTV, and he has been one of the organisers of the Premi de Narrativa Vila de l'Ametlla de Mar and the Premi Nit de Poesia al Carrer. He has written lyrics for musical groups and some articles in cultural magazines. He also works with Enric Franch in the poetic-musical duo "Versus A Cors". He regularly appears in poetry recitals, especially in solidary events, and also takes part in encounters of poets around the country, and acts as well as a cultural activist. He has been a member of the jury for several literary awards and has participated as a speaker in Lloret Negre. Currently, together with Montse Cateura and Enric Franch, he co-directs the programme Cultura en Barra de La Cala RTV.
He is a member of the Associació d’Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (AELC – Association of Catalan Language Writers).
Documentation and texts: courtesy of the author.
Web page: Sara Serrano for AELC.
Photographs: author’s personal files.
Translation: Julie Wark.