Daily Archives: May 7, 2018

Central High School Alumni NY – 10th Annual BBQ – Brooklyn NY – June 30. 2018

“Poems for the Men of Our Time” by Brazilian Poet Hilda Hilst

Three Worlds One Vision

Entrance to Hilda Hilst Institute - Casa do Sol - Campinas - Sao Paulo - Brazil

Entrance to Hilda Hilst Institute – Casa do Sol – Campinas – São Paulo – Brazil

My Poetry Corner May 2018 features an excerpt from “Poems for the Men of Our Time” (Poemas aos Homens do Nosso Tempo) by Brazilian poet, playwright, and novelist Hilda Hilst (1930-2004), born in Jaú in the interior of São Paulo, Southeast Brazil. Soon after her birth, her mother moved with her to Santos, a coastal city and port. Her father wanted a lover, not a wife. Having a girl child was “bad luck,” he told her mother. Hilda grew up determined to prove him wrong.

Hilda was seven years old when her mother revealed the truth: Her father suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. Her father’s mental illness and his frequent internment over the years, until his death in 1966, had a profound effect on her poetry and fiction which often drew upon themes…

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New York Celebration of Guyana’s 52nd Independence Set For June 3-10, 2018

New York Celebration of Guyana’s 52nd Independence Set For June 3-10, 2018

Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green is Parade Grand Marshal

BROOKLYN: Mayor of Georgetown, Guyana’s Capital City, Patricia Chase-Green, will be grand marshal of the annual Guyanese Independence Parade in Brooklyn, on June 3, 2018. The parade is part of Guyana’s 52nd Independence celebration in New York from June 3 – 10.     Continue reading

Deadly high seas attack…Ramjattan leads high-level security team to Suriname – UPDATED

Deadly high seas attack…Ramjattan leads high-level security team to Suriname

Minister Khemraj Ramjattan

Minister of Public Security, Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan, has led a team to Suriname, for a three-day visit, amid last week’s horrifying attack which saw 20 fishermen thrown overboard during a four-boat rampage by pirates.

Three bodies have been recovered and 12 are missing, said to be Guyanese-born fishermen with a major search ongoing by Surinamese authorities. Desperately worried families have travelled to Suriname or are in Guyana awaiting word about loved ones.         Continue reading