Ruben Dario Festival 2017- Highlights

Ruben Dario Festival took place this past January 14, 2017 at the  Celerity Center in Hollywood. What an amazing and elegant event thanks to the Nicaraguan Consulate. Here are some highlights of the show. There were tango, flamenco and folkloric dancers, astrologer, Edward' O , opera singers and poets. What a wonderful night ! Miss … Continue reading Ruben Dario Festival 2017- Highlights

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Leon, Nicaragua- Day 12 of Spanish Language Immersion

Leon, Nicaragua- iconic, poetic, revolutionary,

Ruben Dario- Father of Modernist Poetry

 Ruben Dario  marks an important shift in the relationship between literary Europe and America. Before him, American literary trends had largely followed European ones; however, Darío was clearly the international vanguard of the Modernist Movement. The poetry we read now in the twentieth  century is a mixture of Modernism and Post Modernism. Modernist elements include 1)experimentation … Continue reading Ruben Dario- Father of Modernist Poetry

Ernesto Cardenal

Nicaragua: Land of Poets and Volcanoes

Volcan Mombacho- Words should paint the color of sound, the aroma of a star." Rubén Darío The very famous and controversial writer Salman Rushdie,  wrote his first memoir,  The Jaguar's Smile, about his time in 1986 when he travels all over the country and talks to everyone from the campesino to the politician. He quotes … Continue reading Nicaragua: Land of Poets and Volcanoes