ARCANA DE LOS DOMINIOS IMAGINANTES by Antonieta Villamil is a book of poetry that reads like a novel in which every page is a report from the front-line of life, a dispatch from the desk of the world. A collection that gives voice to the heartbreaking effects of the perpetual wars that emerge in Latin America; and the generations of people that disappear. Villamil uses poetry to connect with the memory of her brother Pedro, who is a victim of disappearance. She reiterates the role of the poet in society: “to be the conscience of a community or a culture”. This book is a personal anthology of published material to celebrate 40 years of writing from 1972 to 2012, and confirms Villamil’s voice as a poetic force to be reckoned with. Engaging from the first page, her intensity and unique perspectives establish a dialog that connects the reader with the poetry of today. We must welcome this young poet of extraordinary promise to the field of literature. Not only a promise: the poetry of Antonieta Villamil is already a mature contribution of the highest quality.
About the Author:
ANTONIETA VILLAMIL is an international award winning bilingual poet with over 11 published books that brings a cross-cultural experience, performing her poetry in a reading and singing dynamic fusion. She focuses her writing on the forgotten ones and honors them with a persistence that compels us to hear their voices. She directs the poetry review and salon “Poesía Féstival” at the literary center Beyond Baroque that brings poetry to the under-served community of native Spanish speakers in Los Angeles. Her latest book "Arcana de los Dominios Imaginantes", published by AVEditor in 2015, won The International Latino Book Award 2016. The Cervantes Institute of New York and Literacy Now awarded the “14 International Latino Book Award 2012” for her book “Soluna En Bosque: Conjuros Para Invocar El Amor”, the “International Poetry Award Gastón Baquero” in Spain with “Acantilados Del Sueño”. Recent anthologies: "The Border Crossed Us: An Anthology to End Apartheid", edited by Mark Lipman, "Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising From The Cultural Quakes and Shifts of Los Angeles", introduction by Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodriguez, "Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond" edited by Suzanne Lummis. Villamil appears in the documentary Voices in Wartime: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sxkI9Ix5as. Her blog: www.antonietavillamil.blogspot.com.
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