Tag: gioconda belli

  • Literature

    Nicaraguan literature, and especially poetry, has played a massive role in the culture of Nicaraguans. Margaret Randall wrote: “Throughout Nicaraguan culture, the poet is the high priest.” ('Risking a Somersault in the Air') Likewise Salman Rushdie expressed similar words after visiting Nicaragua during the 1980s. During his stay he found himself amidst a mass of poets fighting for a cause.