Clean Slate

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ISBN 978-1-880684-09-2
Publication Date
July 1995
Page Count
193 pages
Trim Size
5.4 x 8.5

Clean Slate

New & Selected Poems

To be a woman in revolutionary Nicaragua meant to take an active role in reshaping a country. Daisy Zamora came out of that experience as a poet who found her own voice in the context of extraordinary popular struggle. Her Clean Slate: New & Selected Poems is a collection that embodies a spirit of personal and political liberation. These 110 poems include works written between the years 1968 and 1993.
About the Author

Daisy Zamora (20 June 1950 in Managua, Nicaragua) is one of the most prominent figures in contemporary Latin American poetry. Her work is known for its uncompromising voice and wide-ranging subject matter that dwells on the details of daily life while encompassing human rights, politics, revolution, feminist issues, art, history and culture. She was raised in a wealthy liberal and politically active family. She attended convent schools and studied at the Universidad Centroamericana in Nicaragua where she earned a degree in psychology. She earned a post graduate diploma from INCAE, a branch of Harvard University in Central America]. She also studied at the Academia Dante Alighieri and the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes.

"Daisy Zamora's poems resound with life. Commitment. Struggle. Love. She has been a fighter for liberation and women's rights all of her life. Her poems say Woman. Soldier. Woman. Mother. Woman. Poet. Woman. Lover. Woman. Woman. Woman. She has dared to be herself at the 'cost of all [y]our dreams.' I am proud to be one of the women of her house." --Sonia Sanchez

"There isn't a single line in her poems where one doesn't perceive the unmistakable tone of her voice and her . . . exquisite sensitivity."

—Jose Coronel Urtecho