Wednesday, January 2, 2008

la Poesía

As one would expect, Heather and I have been doing a little research on Nicaragua, during which, we have discovered, to my delight, that Nicaragua and poetry are virtually inseparable. In fact, it could be, and in some cases has been, called the poetry capitol of the hemisphere. The Lonely Planet puts it this way, "Nicaragua, as any book will tell you, is the only country in the world that celebrates literature, particularly poetry, with appropriate passion, revering its writers with a fervor reserved (in more developed countries) for people like Paris Hilton."

If you are interested in experiencing some Nicaraguan poetry, Nicaragua's "greatest poet" is Rubén Darío. Some others are: Leonel Rugama Rugama, Rigoberto Lopez Perez, Ernesto Cardenal, and Giocanda Belli. For biographies and bibliographies, see www.dariana.com (a Rubén Darío tribute site).

For the next three months of training in Nicaragua, our mailing address is:

Heather Mckinnon/Kory Fluckiger, PCT
Voluntario del Cuerpo de Paz
Apartado Postal 3256
Managua, Nicaragua
Central America

We leave in four days for Washington D.C. We will be there for "staging" for three days. Then we fly down to Managua. From there... who knows.

Happy New Year! Vamos a Nicaragua!!!

P.S.-- We sold the car and Heather's government passport is all clear!!!

2 comments:

Jared and Shannon Allen Family said...

Heather and Kory-
I am SO sad to see you leave our little happy street! Keep in touch! You guys are the greatest and we wish you well on your great adventures!

Srishti said...

Dear Kory & Heather,
I am so glad that you got all your hurdles sorted out... Nicaragua sounds very interesting and you guys will have a blast!
Keep us posted through the blog :)
I just saw Kory's post on the the wetcanvas about the Glad Sisters and I found it sooo touching the way he described the two stems as his wife & her sister!
Very lovely
Take Care
Srishti