ANTONIETA VILLAMIL, international award winning bilingual poet and writer, focuses her writing on the forgotten ones, and honors them with a persistence that compels us to hear their voices. ANTONIETA VILLAMIL es poeta bilingüe, centra su escritura en los olvidados y los dignifica con una persistencia que nos obliga a escuchar sus voces. El Instituto Cervantes de Nueva York y Literacy Now le otorgan el 14 Premio Internacional Libro Latino de Poesía en Estados Unidos en 2012.

ANTONIETA VILLAMIL, international award winning bilingual poet and writer, focuses her writing on the forgotten ones, and honors them with a persistence that compels us to hear their voices. ANTONIETA VILLAMIL es poeta bilingüe, centra su escritura en los olvidados y los dignifica con una persistencia que nos obliga a escuchar sus voces. El Instituto Cervantes de Nueva York y Literacy Now le otorgan el 14 Premio Internacional Libro Latino de Poesía en Estados Unidos en 2012.

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Instituto Cervantes Festival de Poesía de París 2009

Instituto Cervantes Festival de Poesía de París 2009
Qué podría gritar la garganta sin boca o andar el amputado pie sin pierna sin cuerpo y qué podría caminar el pedazo de zapato inevitable en el jirón de piel hecho polvo bajo el neo-fuego que inmortal reincide... Fragmento del poema NueveOnceDosmilUno, Copyright (c) Antonieta Villamil 2011.

Festival de Poesía de Medellín 2003

Festival de Poesía de Medellín 2003
De pronto sólo un paso y pudiera ser año cero el primero o el último y la gota de petróleo nerviosa se bebe la tierra a sed mortal de condenados... De pronto te pesan de hielo las pestañas Desconoces el rostro de siempre y el rostro de siempre se resuelve con el de la multitud que sueña días ahogados en verdes rectángulos del papel que todo lo compra en el país de las virulentas maravillas... Fragmento del libro Una herida por otra. Copyright (c) Antonieta Villamil 2011.

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6/18/2017

POETRY VIDEO: Antonieta Villamil: Poetry and song with a strong social message.



POETRY VIDEO: Antonieta Villamil: Poetry and song with a strong social message.

The surprising originality of Antonieta Villamil jumps off the page at first glance. “The break from received expectations” or the “none-grammatical” have been discussed as important elements of modern poetry (Shklovsky). The texture of her poetry continually demonstrates this tendency worked with great skill. The lyrical force is not loss; neither is lost the meaning that lies under the images.

There is an apparent contradiction in her poetry that creates an image with a strong impression in the reader, her poetry is felt, and it does not ask for logic nor explanation in the whole context of the poem, instead the meaning is left up to the reader.

Besides the technical experimentation, we find in Villamil the historical footsteps of her tormented country, that is, political poetry. Her poems of social and historical criticism are filled with a dense, metaphorical and paradoxical language. The message is not hidden; instead it requires the reader’s collaboration. Villamil lost a brother by disappearance in Colombia and this theme appears as a constant and persistent memory and testimony. 

Moreover it is evident the suffering of women; violence itself is profoundly explored in her poetry. She explores disturbing themes without losing sight of the beautiful no matter how horrible reality may be. In some poems Villamil reaches heights of erotic intensity and love which illustrates the incomparable music of her poems. The evolution towards more free forms —a mix of prose poem and verse— underlines her creative power, evermore firm and to the point.

Surprisingly, Villamil writes in English with the same ease and skill than in Spanish. She is the author of a wide and controversial work of poetry which explores visionary and testimonial territories; she gives to us an original offering in contemporary poetry. She repositions the woman poet carrying out a total affirmation of the expression of freedom. She reveals to us the word’s fire in which the determined voice of the woman poet has been molded. 

Her poetry is absolute proof that in the hands of a virtuoso poet, all loss that weighs down our lives can be put to rest through poetry, no matter how much it may hurt. We must welcome a young poet of extraordinary promise in the field of literature. Not only promise: the poetry of Antonieta Villamil is a mature contribution of the highest quality.

—Julian Palley, poet, translator, editor and essayist. University of California, Irvine; PEN West 1998.
—Translation Linda Rodríguez Guglielmoni, poet, writer, translator, editor and essayist. University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.