September 10, 1990 |
Galindo: A No-Show Salvadoran poet David Escobar Galindo, who was to have read in the festival's "La Terra Nova 1990: Pacific Poetry Festival" today, will not appear in the program. "He canceled--I was sick. It was shocking," said Florinda Mintz, co-curator of the event. Galindo's selection for the festival caused much furor in the local Salvadoran community last month. After much discussion, the festival added a leftist poet to the program to balance with Galindo's alleged right-wing politics.
August 10, 1990 |
Poetry in Motion: Following an outcry from Los Angeles' Salvadoran community over the planned appearance of Salvadoran poet David Escobar Galindo, who is said to have ties to the country's government, Los Angeles Festival officials agreed at a meeting Wednesday to create "another kind of event" to which another Salvadoran poet representing a different viewpoint will be invited.
August 15, 1990 |
No extra security precautions are planned at the UCLA campus' Artists Village when more than 450 participants from U.S., Asian, Latin-American and Pacific locales converge there Sept. 1-16 for the Los Angeles Festival. Despite the scheduled stays of performers from politically sensitive countries including Cambodia and El Salvador, everything will be "business as usual," according to campus officials.
September 13, 1990 |
La Terra Nova 1990--New World Poets, New World Visions continues today and Friday at Cal State Fullerton. The three-day program, designed to promote the spirit of global awareness and understanding, was organized by Cal State Fullerton in cooperation with 1990-1992 Orange County Festival of Discovery and the Orange County Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission.
September 14, 1990 |
But the lords of darkness (the censors) said, "Let no one approach this tree. Let no one dare pick this fruit." And a girl whose name was Blood Girl knew this history. The maiden bravely asked, 'Why can't I know this tree's miracle?' And she jumped over the oppressor's words of warning and approached the tree. She approached the tree so that the myth could bring us together in its image. Because the woman is the freedom that provokes action. And the hero is the unhindered will."
January 12, 2005 |
His name was Salvador Salazar Arrue, or Salarrue for short, and he's the greatest Central American writer you've probably never heard of. Even here in his homeland, just a few years ago, nobody much was talking about Salarrue. Nobody, that is, except people like Ricardo Aguilar. "My relation to Salarrue and his family didn't stop, it doesn't stop, but I don't mind because he was a great man," says Aguilar, speaking of his late friend, artistic mentor and lifelong obsession.