Poetry of Ekiwah Adler-Belendez

WED, MAR 24, 2010 (36:08)

Ekiwah Adler-Belendez, acclaimed 22-year-old Mexican poet, discusses his works Soy (I Am), Palabras Inagotables (Never-ending Words), Weaver, and The Coyotes Trace. Ekiwah has appeared on Dateline to discuss poetry and the lifelong cerebral palsy that confines him to a wheelchair. He is now a student at Hampshire College.

+ BIO: Ekiwah Adler-Belendez

Twenty-two-year old poet Ekiwah Adler-Belendez is from Amatlan, Mexico, a small village an hour from Mexico City. The son of a North American father and a Mexican mother, Ekiwah is a poetic prodigy whose powerful verses have mesmerized Mexico's literary scene. Born September 14, 1987, Ekiwah is the author of three volumes of poetry: Soy (I Am); Palabras Inagotables, (Never-ending Words); Weaver (2003), his first book in English; and The Coyotes Trace, which features an introduction by Mary Oliver. Ekiwah lives in Massachusetts, has dual citizenship, and is bilingual.

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Bentley University
Series
Latino Culture Series
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