Carlos Hermosilla Álvarez: Transforming Personal Suffering Into Empathy Through Art And Poetry

By Liliana Hermosilla Rosenthal, Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA Carlos Hermosilla Álvarez (Chile: 1905-1991) was my father’s older brother and a major figure in the history of Chilean art. He was one of the founding professors of the School of Fine Arts,…

Poetry competition honourable mention: Diego Galaz

This poem by Diego Galaz won an honourable mention in the Chileno poetry competition judged by Latin American experts at the University of Bristol. Almacén de Corazones By Diego Galaz Tiré la manilla, pues decía abrir buenas tardes, ¿tiene corazones…

Marianela Puebla

Marianela Puebla (María Elena Valenzuela Romero) was born in the port of Valparaíso, Chile. She is winner of the 2011 chileno Poetry Competition. Self-taught, Marianela has been writing since she was 9 years old.  She has numerous unpublished books of p…

2011 poetry competition archived rules

El concurso de poesia ha finalizado.  Gracias por por todos los participantes.  Los ganadores seran notificados via email antes del 31 de Octubre.  Para celebrar la poesía contemporánea en Chile, se complace en anunciar la apertura de la competición…

Gabriela Mistral: Poema de Chile

Gabriela Mistral Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957), born Lucila de María de Perpetuo Socorro Godoy Alcayaga, was the first Chilean and indeed the first Latin American to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature (1945). In 1929 Gabriela defined her project in t…

Happy Birthday Pablo Neruda

Chile celebrated the birthday of Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) on the 12th of July, perhaps the most well-known national poet. Pablo Neruda Born Ricardo Eliezer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto in the Maule Region (1904), Pablo Neruda lived a col…