Coordinator: various authors, ACHIPEC
Illustrator: Paula Bustamante
This book is a song to the magnificent Chilean artist Violeta Parra, sung not by poets or musicians, but by a scientist. Tenline stanzas, the verse form primarily used in Latin American poetry, are preferred by Violeta in her writings
and in some of her most beautiful songs. The stanzas in the pages of this book describe deep passions.
Rustic cover book, 20 x 20 cms., opaque couche 170 grs., 52 pages. 4/4, hot melt.
Among roses and lilies
a songbird sang
as a wise caretaker
of a thousand joys, a thousand sorrows
But he carried chains
that restricted his worth
unable then to traverse
the wide sky like a comet
and then and there he asked Violeta
permission to break out.
(excerpt winning poem Violeta Liberadora, Alex Guerrero and Camila Rojas, teachers)