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NO EXISTENTIAL FAITH – The silent horizon of Anneke Brassinga

Already in 1974 she published (with a pseudonym) prose and poetry in a literary magazine, but her first collection of poems was born in 1987. Anneke Brassinga, a poet, writer and essayist was born in Schaarsbergen in 1948. The postmodernist core of Anneke Brassinga‘s work is spirited and melancholy, full of surrealist nuances.  In 2008 she received the Constantijn Huygens ...

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JOURNEY INTO POETRY – Edith Sitwell, an avant garde poet and English genius

You also would stand in fron her image at the National Portrait Gallery, where people still stare at her aquamarines with the size of puddles. She, an English poet and an essayist, was born in Scarborough in 1887. Edith Sitwell writing life began around 1912, when she was 25. She was born into a noble family and was the sister ...

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JOURNEY OF SUFFERING AND ESTHETIC REDEMPTION – Amelia Rosselli, poems of painful and violent reality

She is one of the great poets of the 20th century, and her yet voice is comparable to the poets such as Akhmatova and Plath. Amelia Rosselli grew up as a refugee between France, England, and United States, where she was educated. She returned to Italy in 1949, settling eventually in Rome. She was born in Paris in 1930, as ...

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FLAMBOYANT AUSTRALIAN POET – Freedom, irony and solitude of Dorothy

Dorothy Porter is an Australian poet, who ranged from poetry to fiction. She was born in Sydney in 1954, growing up in Blue Mountains and Melbourne, graduating in 1975 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and History. In 1975, her first collection had signaled the arrival of a special voice to Australian poetry. She had taught creative writing prisons and ...

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GABRIELA MISTRAL – When love beauty, it is the shadow of God on the universe

Lucíla Godoy Alcayaga she was born on April 6th 1889 in Vicuña (a northern Chilean commune which borders Argentina). Her career as an educator and poet, owes its success to her oratory skills and unshakeable perseverance. She began her writing career publishing often controversial articles, which advocated for the rights of women. Her verses are difficult to recite, because of ...

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ALFONSINA STORNI – Her death inspired to compose the song “Alfonsina and the Sea” performed by many singers.

Her parents called her Alfonsina, which means, she was ready for everything. She was one of the most important Argentine and Latin–American poets of the modernist period. Alfonsina Storni – was born in Switzerland in 1892 and lived there until she was four years old. In 1896 the family returned to San Juan, and a few years later, in 1901, ...

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SCHADES OD BRAZILIAN POETRY – Hilda Hist: do you see me as mad? Because there is desire within me, everything glimmers

Her first novel aroused great scandal. It was published in 1950 and was titled “Presagio”. The book told the story of love between two pariahs, but “Letters from a seducer” remains the best among her erotic novels. She describes the everyday life of Karl, a wealthy and amoral man, who seeks an answer to his incomprehension of life through sex. ...

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VENEZUELAN POETRY – Hanni Ossott, Everything and Nothing

She obtained José Antonio Ramos Sucre Prize and the Lazo Martí Prize, continuing to work as a literary translator and critic. Hanni Ossott was born in Caracas on February 14th, 1946, and the perception of that day accompanied her life as a Venezuelan poet, till the time she died in 2002. Graduated in 1975, she began to hold seminars at ...

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MEXICAN POETRY – Octavio Paz, intellectual dissident

He was convinced, that when a society is corrupts, it is the language which first imputes. For him, faith in poetic creation was a means of returning meaning to existence. Octavio Paz, one of the greatest Mexican intellectuals was born in Mexico City in 1914 and died in 1998. The award of the Nobel Prize for Literature has rewarded the ...

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AMERICAN POETRY – Obscenities, by Michael Casey

His style was realistic and atmospheric. His first collection was chosen for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Michael Casey (born in Lowell, Massachusetts,1947) is American poet of Armenian descent. After graduating college he was drafted into the U.S. Army and his stay at Fort Leonardwood (Missouri) provided the background for the later book (The Million Dollar Hole). In 1972 ...

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