The Northfield Arts and Tradition Fee, in partnership with the Buddies and Basis of the Library, have introduced the three winners of the 2020 Spanish Sidewalk Poetry competitors: Tyler Gardner, Francisco Gaytan and Luis Rivera.
“This particular contest completely for Spanish language poems coincided with Hispanic Heritage Month on the Northfield Public Library,” a press launch states. “This yr’s theme was Deja Tu Huella/Mark Your Mark. The competition garnered 14 Spanish language poems from neighborhood members.”
The three successful poems will probably be on show on the Northfield Public Library and Metropolis Corridor, posted on the Buddies and Basis of the Library and metropolis web sites, metropolis Fb and Instagram accounts, and shared with native media. Based on the discharge, starting within the spring and persevering with by way of the summer time, poems will probably be put in in metropolis sidewalks, as climate permits. A Sidewalk Poetry capstone celebration will happen sooner or later; actual date, time, and format are to be decided.
“The Arts and Tradition Fee applauds and thanks the numerous native poets who submitted their poetry to the competitors,” the discharge states. “The poems have been chosen by 5 judges from throughout the neighborhood, representing the universities, the town, the neighborhood, and printed poets. Judging was fully blind which means judges have been offered no figuring out info relating to the poets. Judges have been: Melanny Castillo and Jeniffer Rosas, library employees on the Northfield Public Library; Claudia Gonzalez George, employees on the Neighborhood Motion Middle and incoming Northfield Faculty Board member; Kristina Medina-Vilariño, affiliate professor of Spanish at St. Olaf Faculty; and Mar Valdecantos, translator for the Northfield Public Faculty District, visible artist, and previous successful poet.
This Arts and Tradition Fee challenge is a partnership with the Northfield Public Library. This exercise is funded by the Buddies and Basis of the Northfield Public Library and is made attainable by the voters of Minnesota by way of a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council because of a legislative appropriation from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Successful Poems for 2020 Sidewalk Poetry Spanish Contest
“Con mis manos aprendo
los caminos de tu corazón.
A través de mis ojos veo
tu aliento en las llanuras.
Me inclino en tu abrazo
donde me siento más en casa.”
Sombra de luna en penumbra.
Sombra de sol en resplandor.
Alumbren caminos, barrancas y ríos.
Para andar en mi caballo sin temor.”
es el tormento de uno
es el triunfo de dos
La verdad es tuya
La justicia es tu triunfo
es alcanzar tu Estrella”