DFW Internatinal Community Alliance
TRIBUTE TO PABLO NERUDA: July 12, 2004 to July 11, 2005

TRIBUTE TO THE SOUTH AMERICAN POET AND STATESMAN, WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE, 1971 ON THE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH -- PRESENTED BY DFW INTERNATIONAL

55 INSTITUTIONS AND CULTURAL GROUPS ACROSS NORTH TEXAS PARTICIPATING IN 50 CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL EVENTS


“Poetry in harmony with Man and the Earth."
“Poetry with the overflowing vitality of an awakening continent."


Schedule of events
    In Word format
    In pdf format
Neruda artists and musical presentations
Educational Guide for teachers
     (with lesson plans, resources, and activities)
PowerPoint film with music: NERUDA'S LIFE AND VISION

PowerPoint film with music: AMERICA THE BELOVED
PowerPoint film with music: MATILDE AMOR (Soneto XCII)
PowerPoint film with music: TESTAMENTO
     (Pablo Neruda's house on Isla Negra and his legacy to the workers)


Born in Chile on July 12, 1904, Pablo Neruda created romantic and epic poetry as well as drama and prose that captured the essence of America. His simple words inspired generations of lovers. He gave voice to the common struggles of peasants, miners, factory workers. His love for the the land burst forth in images of the sea and the flora and fauna.

           

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

THE CONCEPT:

  • 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.

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