Neruda was much more than a Nobel Prize winning poet. He was a
diplomat, an ambassador to France, a communist senator, a candidate for the
presidency of Chile, a political fugitive, the winner of the World
Peace Prize. His friends ranged from carpenters and fishermen to Pablo
Picasso and Diego Rivera, Gandhi, Che Guevara and Salvador Allende.
Neruda was known as the "poet of the people", the voice for the
voiceless who fought passionately for social justice. "Poetry is an act of
peace," he wrote. "Peace goes into the making of a poet as flour goes into the
making of bread."
The most prominent 20th century poetic voice of Latin America, Neruda
was a man whose voice resonates to all our international populations. Lover,
political activist, the voice of the common man--Pablo Neruda speaks to
today's concerns and all people.
INTERNET REFERENCES ON PABLO NERUDA:
Biography and Acceptance Speech (from Nobel Foundation)
Pablo Neruda poetry and links
Short page of general information
Index of 100 poems in English
- thirteen months of activities across the North Texas region produced by DFW International and partnered
by 50 local cultural institutions, educational centers, community groups, and Latino performing artists.
- programs to include music, dance, theater, lecture, film, multi-media, as designed to meet the specific
needs of each co-sponsoring group
- with FESTIVAL PABLO NERUDA in which 6-10 local Latino performing arts groups participate.