Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Homenaje a Ernesto Cardenal, Sábado 18 de abril

No dejen de venir este sábado a este tributo que un grupo de poetas de Chicago le ofrecerá a Ernesto Cardenal y al público presente. Cada uno de los poetas escribió poemas inspirados en los poemas de Cardenal y se los presentará esa noche junto al Ballet dominicano Ballet Roto. Será una gran noche de poesía, baile, música y amor a este gran ser humano.

I am very excited to be participating in a very special tribute event to Ernesto Cardenal this Saturday, April 18, 2009. Here are the details of the event:


Saturday, April 18, 2009

7:30 pm Dance and Poetry Night: Ernesto Cardenal, Chicago Poets and Ballet Roto
(Mostly in Spanish)



Ballet Roto from Rep. Dominicana: Mercedes Morales and Víctor Ramírez

From Chicago the poets:

Jorge García, Rafael Franco, Jorge Frisancho, Jesús Guerrero, Juana Iris
Goergen, León Leiva Gallardo, Olivia Maciel, Zulema Moret, Marcela Muñoz, Elizabeth
Narváez, Johanny Vázquez Paz, Santiago Weksler, Febronio Zatarain

Post-show hors d'ouvres reception to celebrate Contratiempo and Diálogo Magazines Anniversary. Cash bar.

$15 General Public
$10 Students with ID
Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, 777 N. Green Street, Chicago, IL 60622

Ernesto Cardenal will also be at DePaul University Friday, April 17, 2009.

Here's more information about Cardenal:

Pablo Neruda 2009 Award winner FATHER ERNESTO CARDENAL MARTINEZ is one of the most celebrated poets in Latin America and an important Liberation Theologist. Politically and poetically, his work offers a key to understanding contemporary literature and the cultural life of Nicaragua and Latin America. Cardenal was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 1965 and was Minister of Culture in Nicaragua until 1987. He has been an advocate for justice and self-determination in Latin America, and in his literary work, poetry and art are intimately linked to politics, He is the founder of Solentiname, a community where popular art and poetry flourished under his leadership in the Solentiname Islands, where he lived for more than 10 years. He has received numerous awards and recognitions, among them the Peace Price of the German Book Trade in 1980, the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award en Sherborn, MA en 1990 and was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005.

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