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Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:00

Jim Arnold and Teresita Ulloa Both the San Ignacio and Santa Elena Public Libraries teamed up for a poetry night on August 28, 2013. Several poets from the Twin Towns came out to share their insights on life itself.

Librarian for the San Ignacio Library, Teresita Ulloa, said that the poetry night was designed to showcase authors and their talents in an effort to conserve our ‘intangible heritage.’ Several poets then made their presentations of vivid poetry to local residents.

One of those poets was Jim Arnold, who said he fled Coastal Stann Creek and moved inland to Cayo for fear of hurricanes. His poem ‘Live in Heaven and Live in Hell’ juxtaposes the many ‘treasures’ in Belize that can be spoken about loudly. Avid reader Mrs. Ruth Guttierez then took to the stage sharing with her audience that she now shares time between her local Community Pharmacy and Cubola Productions in Benque Viejo Del Carmen. Mrs. Guttierez referred to the works of James Martinez in “What is success of Life you say?”

“I love everything that is about reading”, says Ruth Guttierez, who has been an energetic supporter of the San Ignacio Library.

Also sharing some poetry was Tiffany Simplis Castro, who teaches literature at the Eden High School in Santa Elena, Cayo. Ms. Castro referred to the Mahogany as a“…tribute to our most essential monuments.” Referring with a resounding note to Belize’s Unity, Castro’s poem also reflected on our many blessings.

“For God has blessed thee
Blessed thy Borders from harm
A Blessed Sovereignty
With Multicultural People
Yet one Brotherhood”