by Antonieta Villamil
Arcana de los dominios imaginantes is a personal anthology where Antonieta Villamil gives us 40 years of her poetry compiled into one book; a collection that contains the best of 14 titles.
She is a socially committed poet, committed with herself in making sure that those who have been silenced are heard, in making visible those who have disappeared and exploited. She writes against the darkness of society and exile, maintaining the tribal conscience alive. On the other hand, she portrays everyday scenes in a delightful manner. She weaves words into verses where we are able to see the image of our people; an ideal scene to relive our childhood, love, and eroticism.
She reads and sings, creating an energizing atmosphere throughout the pages. In her poetry and prose, she tells us the stories of her motherland, which is now all of Latin America. She creates the words needed and plays with them, demonstrating her artistic and linguistic abilities and follows her own rules. An excellent opportunity to read an entire poetic life, verse by verse, poem by poem.
Antonieta Villamil (Bogotá, Colombia) received the International Poetry Prize Gastón Baquero (2001) for her book Los acantilados del sueño, and the (2012) International Latino Book Award for her book Soluna en bosque: Conjuros para invocar el amor.
Arcana de los dominios imaginantes is a publication by AV Editor.
Reviewed by Leticia Sandoval on 10/2/2016
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AWA (Award Winning Author) ANTONIETA VILLAMIL a bilingual poet born in Colombia, with over 11 published books, brings a cross-cultural experience, performs her poetry in a reading and singing dynamic fusion.
The title AWA (International Award Winning Author) is given by Literacy Now and the Latino Book Awards for published books written by Latino authors in the United States and abroad.
The Latino Book Awards was presented in a gala ceremony at the Dominguez Hills California State University´s Ball Room on September 8th.
Antonieta wins this important recognition in the category of Poetry Anthology with the recent published book "The Border Cross Us", published by Vagabond in 2015 and, brings home a prize in the form of a tour for a year to well known Book Fairs, Poets and Writers Conferences, and Poetry Festivals of the Americas. News of the up-coming tour events will be posted.
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Julian Palley writer, essayist and critic of the PEN West association of the USA, wrote in 1998 that “…she is an extraordinary promise in the field of literature. Not only promise: The poetry of Antonieta Villamil is a mature contribution of the highest quality.”