Uncategorized | September 18, 2007
The Casper College Literary Conference presents “Spiritual Warriors” Oct. 17-19 on the CC campus. Professional writers from across the globe will present readings and workshops. Here’s a profile of one of those presenters:
Elena Poniatowska, one of Mexico’s finest writers and journalists, has hailed Ekiwah “a young Prometheus unchained.” In addition to receiving honorable mention for the Premio Nacional de la Juventud (National Prize for the Youth) by the Governor of the State of Morelos, Ekiwah has also been granted scholarships by FONCA (the National Institute for Support of the Arts.) Bi-lingual and of dual citizenship, Ekiwah is currently studying in the U.S., as well as speaking and reading his poems at universities, high schools, and conferences both in the U.S. and Mexico.
Ekiwah — which means Warrior in the language of the Purepecha – is an appropriate title, given that he has battled cerebral palsy since a premature birth. Ekiwah writes, “I think that what poets do is decipher silence.”
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