Daisy Zamora

is one of Nicaragua’s most distinguished poets. She has received several literary awards, among them the Mariano Fiallos Gil National Poetry Prize. Her poems and essays have been translated into more than 20 languages and have appeared in more than 60 anthologies. During the Sandinista Revolution, she was a combatant for the Sandinista National Liberation Front and program director for the clandestine Radio Sandino. After living in exile, she returned to Nicaragua and served as the ViceMinister of Culture for the new government. She has given poetry readings and lectures throughout the world, including many venues in the United States and was a featured artist in Bill Moyers’ PBS series The Language of Life. In 2006, Zamora was honored as Woman Writer of the Year by the National Association of Artists. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, U.S. writer and translator George Evans.