SECOND ANNUAL LATINO SERIES
DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES AND EDUCA
Colombian writer and poet ANTONIETA VILLAMIL
Wednesday, April 23rd, 7:15 p.m., Rogers Hall
Kentucky Wesleyan College
ANTONIETA VILLAMIL Internationally recognized award winning bilingual poet, editor, translator, singer and cultural promoter, with over 15 books in print, focuses her writing on the forgotten ones and honors them with a persistence that compels us to hear their voices. Winner of the “14th International Latino Book Award 2012” in The United States, with SOLUNA EN BOSQUE for Best Book of Poetry in The United States. Her book “ACANTILADOS DEL SUEÑO won the "International Poetry Award Gaston Baquero" in Madrid, Spain. Antonieta Villamil sings her poetry and delivers a strong social conscious message. She directs LA POESIA FESTIVAL at the literary arts center Beyond Baroque in Los Angeles. Antonieta Villamil was chosen next to the North American poets Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Walt Whitman, Randall Jarrel, among others; for the documentary film and anthology “Voices In Wartime”.