Who is Carmelina Vizcarrondo?
This distinguished poet, after finishing high school in Fajardo, enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico, majoring in Hispanic and Spanish Literature. Poet and writer she worked for different national magazines such as, Asomante, Puerto Rico Ilustrado, the magazine of the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture and the former El Mundo newspaper. She was editor of the magazine Insula. Carmelina was an honorary member of the Argentinean Cultural Committee and member of the Board of Directors of the Ateneo Puertorriqueño.
Some of her poems are Pregón con Llamas, Poema para mi Niño, and Minutero en Sombras. For this poem she received an award at the Puerto Rican Institute of Culture. Her poems are best known for her constant reference to love and nature’s scenery.