Vidaluz Meneses

Vidaluz Meneses Robleto (28 May 1944 – 27 July 2016[1][2]) was a Nicaraguan librarian, poet, dean, and social activist.

Vidaluz Meneses
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Vidaluz Meneses in 2013
Born
Vidaluz Meneses Robleto

(1944-05-28)28 May 1944
Managua, Nicaragua
Died27 July 2016(2016-07-27) (aged 72)
Nicaragua
Alma materCentral American University
Parents
  • Edmundo Meneses Cantarero (father)
  • Vida Robleto Valle (mother)
Awards

BiographyEdit

Vidaluz Meneses Robleto was the daughter of Vida Robleto Valle and General Edmundo Meneses Cantarero. She attended the Colegio La Asunción for Baccalaureate [es] studies, and joined the Sandinista National Liberation Front in 1977.[3] She held a bachelor's degree in humanities with a minor in library science from Central American University, and became a dean of its Faculty of Arts and Letters. She was co-founder of the Nicaraguan Association of Writers (ANIDE) and its first president. She also chaired its board at various times, the last from 2007 to 2009.[2] She was director of the Nicaraguan chapter of PEN International.[1]

Along with Gioconda Belli and Michele Najlis [es], Meneses is considered to be one of the most prominent Nicaraguan poets of the 1970s.[2]

In 2013 she won the International Latino Book Award for her bilingual poetry book Flame in the Air (Llama guardada),[4] and in 2014 she received the Order of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor of France for her contribution to arts and letters.[2] Her work, which was translated into six languages, also includes Llama en el Aire – Antología poética 1974 al 1990 (1991), Literatura para niños en Nicaragua (1995), the poetry book Todo es igual y distinto (2004), and the anthologies Sonreír cuando los ojos están serios and La lucha es el más alto de los cantos, both in 2006.[4]

Vidaluz Meneses Robleto died on 27 July 2016 at the age of 72.

BooksEdit

  • 1974 – Llama guardada
  • 1982 – El Aire que me llama
  • 1991 – Llama en el Aire – Antología poética 1974 al 1990
  • 1995 – Literatura para niños en Nicaragua
  • 2005 – Todo es igual y distinto
  • 2006 – Sonreír cuando los ojos están serios
  • 2006 – La lucha es el más alto de los cantos
  • 2013 – Flame in the Air (Llama guardada)[1]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Muere Vidaluz Meneses, destacada poeta nicaragüense" [Vidaluz Meneses Dies, Distinguished Nicaraguan Poet]. El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish). Managua. 28 July 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Agüero, Arnulfo (28 July 2016). "Fallece la poeta y activista social Vidaluz Meneses Robleto" [The Poet and Social Activist Vidaluz Meneses Robleto Dies]. La Prensa (in Spanish). Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  3. ^ Baltodano, Mónica (12 May 2001). "El reino que aún no pudimos construir" [The Kingdom That We Could Not Yet Build]. Memorias de la Lucha Sandinista (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Fallece la poeta nicaragüense Vidaluz Meneses" [The Nicaraguan Poet Vidaluz Meneses Dies]. La Jornada (in Spanish). Managua. 28 July 2016. Archived from the original on 9 November 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2017.