Karina Galvez is an Ecuadorian American poet. She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, July 7, 1964. She lived in California, United States during 1985-2012. Since 2012 she resided in Ecuador, but flew extensively through the world. In 1995, she published her book "Karina Galvez – Poetry and Songs", which includes both English and Spanish versions of her poems and a prologue written by León Roldós Aguilera, former vice-president of Ecuador. In 1996, her "Poem for My Mother" won 2nd place in the annual Latin American poetry contest organized by the "Casa de la Cultura" in Long Beach, CA. She is also a song writer and has written children's poems and short children's stories. She is a T.V. host at UCSG-RTV with interviews about arts and culture. ".

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  • Karina Gálvez (Guayaquil, 7 de julio de 1964) es una poetisa ecuatoriana. Desde 1985 radica en California, Estados Unidos. Algunos de sus poemas han recibido premios o menciones de honor. Es también cantautora y ha escrito poesías, canciones infantiles e historias cortas para niños. Es Presentadora de "Mesa de Análisis" en UCSG Televisión de Ecuador, con entrevistas sobre Arte y Cultura. Su conocimiento de castellano, inglés, francés, alemán, italiano y portugués le ha permitido representar a Ecuador y compartir su poesía en varios países y varios idiomas. Fue una de las pioneras de la Cámara de Comercio Ecuatoriana-Americana de Los Ángeles. Es entrenadora nacional de respuesta a desastres para la Cruz Roja Americana de Orange County, California; miembro del ministerio católico de visitas a cárceles; miembro de DMAT CA-1 y activista comunitaria. En octubre de 2008 fue parte de la delegación ecuatoriana invitada por la Santa Sede a la ceremonia de Canonización de Narcisa de Jesús Martillo Morán oficiada por el papa Benedicto XVI., y en abril 2014, a la Canonización de Juan XXIII y Juan Pablo II oficiada por Francisco (Papa). En agosto de 2010 representó al Ecuador en el Primer Congreso Universal de Poesía Hispanoamericana, llevado a cabo en Tijuana, México. Se puede encontrar algunos de sus poemas impresos en varias antologías hispano-americanas de poesía y narrativa publicadas en España, México, Chile, Bolivia, Rumania y Argentina. Sus poemas, originalmente escritos en español, han sido traducidos al inglés, rumano y búlgaro. La autora también ha sido reconocida con el Cóndor de Cristal, máximo galardón otorgado a los ecuatorianos que sobresalen fuera de la frontera nacional, en el certamen conocido como "Ecuadorian Achievement Awards". Karina Gálvez fue entrevistada por Cristina Aceves de KMEX-DT Univisión en el programa "Los Ángeles Al Día", y compartió sus poesías en la Radio KTNQ de Los Ángeles, en el show en vivo "Los Desvelados". Es una de las exponentes de la nueva poesía ecuatoriana y de la resurgente poesía latinoamericana. En 2011, fue postulada a la Medalla Internacional a La Paz y a la Cultura "Presidente Salvador Allende", organizada por la Fundación Salvador Allende, en Chiloé, Chile. En sus recitales poéticos, Gálvez luce trajes coloniales de Guayaquil y vestidos con los colores de la bandera de Ecuador. Uno de sus trajes se encuentra en exhibición en el Museo de la Música Popular Guayaquileña Julio Jaramillo, en Las Peñas, Guayaquil, como atuendo de "Carmen", el maniquí colonial. Pese a que su poesía es principalmente romántica, Gálvez sorprende con poemas de aguda percepción de problemáticas sociales como el aborto y la falta de tolerancia, problemáticas socio-políticas como la situación de Venezuela y de los Refugiados de la Guerra Civil Siria, y poesías de profundo contenido histórico, como su poema "La Batalla del Pichincha" y su "Independencia de Guayaquil". (es)
  • Karina Galvez is an Ecuadorian American poet. She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, July 7, 1964. She lived in California, United States during 1985-2012. Since 2012 she resided in Ecuador, but flew extensively through the world. In 1995, she published her book "Karina Galvez – Poetry and Songs", which includes both English and Spanish versions of her poems and a prologue written by León Roldós Aguilera, former vice-president of Ecuador. In 1996, her "Poem for My Mother" won 2nd place in the annual Latin American poetry contest organized by the "Casa de la Cultura" in Long Beach, CA. She is also a song writer and has written children's poems and short children's stories. She is a T.V. host at UCSG-RTV with interviews about arts and culture. ". She studied economics at the Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil and obtained a degree in tourism at California Travel School. Her knowledge of Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese allowed her to share her poetry in several languages. She has been a soprano and a talent for voice overs. One of the pioneers of the Ecuadorian American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles. Member of the Ibero-American Society of Poetry of Los Angeles. She is a national disaster trainer for the Orange County American Red Cross, member of the Catholic Detention Ministry in Orange County, CA, Member of DMAT CA-1. Community activist. She received a commendation by Mayor James Hahn of Los Angeles, CA, Mayor Miguel Pulido of Santa Ana, CA, and by California Senator Kevin de León. On October 2008 she was part of the Ecuadorian delegation invited by the Vatican to the Canonization of Narcisa de Jesús Martillo and on April 2014, to the Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Some of her poems may be found in print in several Hispano-American anthologies of Poetry and Narrative published in Spain, Mexico, El Salvador, Bolivia, Chile, Romania and Argentina. Her poems in Spanish have been translated to English, Romanian and Bulgarian."The author was also awarded the "Crystal Condor", top recognition granted to Ecuadorians that have excelled outside national borders, at a ceremony known as the "Ecuadorian Achievement Awards". Karina Galvez was interviewed by Cristina Aceves at KMEX "Los Angeles Al Dia" morning show, and portrayed her poetry in KTNQ live radio shows. In 2011 Karina Galvez was nominated to the First International Medal of Peace and Culture "Presidente Salvador Allende", in Chile. Also in 2011, Galvez, together with musician Pablo Goldstein and painter Luis Burgos Flor, was one of the only three non-Mexican artists to be invited to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, where her poem "Ave, Mi Guadalupana" debuted with Goldstein playing Franz Schubert's Ave Maria (Schubert) on bandoneón in the background. Although her poetry is mostly romantic, Karina Gálvez often surprises the reader with poems that reflect an acute perception of social issues like abortion, social class clashes, and lack of tolerance, and with poems of profound historical content, like her epic poem "La Batalla del Pichincha" ('The Battle of Pichincha'). (en)
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  • Karina Gálvez (Guayaquil, 7 de julio de 1964) es una poetisa ecuatoriana. Desde 1985 radica en California, Estados Unidos. Algunos de sus poemas han recibido premios o menciones de honor. Es también cantautora y ha escrito poesías, canciones infantiles e historias cortas para niños. Es Presentadora de "Mesa de Análisis" en UCSG Televisión de Ecuador, con entrevistas sobre Arte y Cultura. (es)
  • Karina Galvez is an Ecuadorian American poet. She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, July 7, 1964. She lived in California, United States during 1985-2012. Since 2012 she resided in Ecuador, but flew extensively through the world. In 1995, she published her book "Karina Galvez – Poetry and Songs", which includes both English and Spanish versions of her poems and a prologue written by León Roldós Aguilera, former vice-president of Ecuador. In 1996, her "Poem for My Mother" won 2nd place in the annual Latin American poetry contest organized by the "Casa de la Cultura" in Long Beach, CA. She is also a song writer and has written children's poems and short children's stories. She is a T.V. host at UCSG-RTV with interviews about arts and culture. ". (en)
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