Belli, Gioconda

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BELLI, Gioconda

BELLI, Gioconda. Nicaraguan, b. 1949. Genres: Poetry, Novels. Career: Alfa Omega Advertising Co., Nicaragua, account executive, 1973-75; Garnier Advertising, San Jose, Cost Rica, creative director, 1976-78; Sandinista National Liberation Front, Nicaragua, diplomat, 1978-79; Ministry of Economic Planning, Nicaragua, director of communications and public relations, 1979-82; Sandinista National Liberation Front, international press liaison, 1982-83, executive secretary and spokesperson, 1983-84; Nicaragua Writer's Union, Nicaragua, foreign-affairs secretary, 1983-88; Sistema Nacional de Publicidad, Nicaragua, managing director, 1984-86; writer, 1986-. Publications: POETRY IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION: De las costilla de Eva, 1987, trans. by S.F. White as From Eve's Rib, 1989; Nicaragua under Fire, 1989. OTHER POETRY: Sobre la grama ("On the Grass"), 1974; Linea de fuego ("Line of Fire"), 1978; Truenos y arco iris ("Thunder and Rainbows"), 1982; Amor insurrecto ("Insurrect Love"), 1984; El ojo de la mujer ("Through a Woman's Eye"), 1991; Sortilegio contra el frio, 1992. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of poetry to periodicals. NOVELS IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION: La mujer habitada, 1988, trans. by K. March as The Inhabited Woman, 1994. OTHER NOVELS: Sofia de las presagios ("Sophie and the Omens"), 1990; Waslala, 1995. OTHER: Nicaragua in Reconstruction and at War, 1985; "The Workshop of the Butterflies" (for children), 1994. Address: 703 Twelfth St., Santa Monica, CA 90402, U.S.A.

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