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Soltando Amarras: Casting Off
Now in her 70s, Claribel AlegrA-a is universally recognized as the major living poet of El Salvador. "Casting Off "extends the themes AlegrA-a explored in "Sorrow": the loss of a loved one, solitude, and reflections on the past. As the title -implies, this collection is also a lyric farewell: "My footsteps are leading / toward quiet solitude / toward the star-silence / tha ...more
Paperback, 103 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Curbstone Press
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CASTING OFF: THE POETRY OF CLARIBEL ALEGRIA
Claribel Alegria (born May 12, 1924), the Nicaraguan poet, essayist, novelist, and journalist has become a major voice in the literature of contemporary Central America. I came across the name of Claribel Alegria some years ago when she was nominated for Nobel Prize for Literature. Though born in Nicaragua on May 12, 1924, she grew up in El Salvador and was also a major voice in the struggle for liberation in El Salvador and in Central America. She move ...more
Clara Isabel Alegría Vides (born May 12, 1924) is a Nicaraguan poet, essayist, novelist, and journalist who is a major voice in the literature of contemporary Central America. She writes under the pseudonym Claribel Alegría. She was awarded the 2006 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.More about Claribel Alegría...