centro cultural tina modotti Claribel Alegría (Nicaragua)
Non ho ali
né piume sul mio corpo
però posso volare
quando la poesia affiora
No tengo alas
ni plumas sobre mi cuerpo
pero puedo volar
cuando el poema aflora
dipinto Francois Fressinier
Claribel Alegría (Estelí, 1924 – Managua 2018), è stata una poetessa, giornalista e scrittrice nicaraguense autrice anche di alcuni saggi, considerata con la connazionale Gioconda Belli la maggiore esponente della Letteratura del Centro America e ritenuta candidata per il Premio Nobel per la Letteratura 2016 … continua a leggere su Wikipedia
Claribel Alegría (Estelí, 1924 – Managua, 2018) fue una escritora, poeta, narradora, ensayista y traductora nicaragüense-salvadoreña. El VII Festival Internacional de la Poesía de Granada le fue dedicado en homenaje y reconocimiento en vida a su carrera como escritora … siga leyendo Wikipedia
Clara Isabel Alegría Vides was born on May 12, 1924, in Esteli, Nicaragua.
The country was on its way to civil war, and United States Marines were there. Her father, Daniel, a doctor, was among those who viewed the Marines as an occupying force, and while she was still a baby he moved the family to El Salvador, the native land of her mother, Ana María Vides, a member of a prominent coffee-growing family.
Ms. Alegría said she began writing poems when she was 6. As a child she also had thoughts of being a great dramatic actress — but not for long.
“Then I realized that I had a crooked face, that my left side was very different from my right side,” she told Mr. Moyers, who had asked about imagery involving mirrors in her writing. “With my left side I could be glamorous, but with my right side, no — there I was always very much down to earth. From then on, mirrors haunted me.”