Descripción: To be a woman in revolutionary Nicaragua meant to take an active role in reshaping a country. Daisy Zamora came out ofthat experience as a poet who found her own voice in the context of extraordinary popular struggle. Rer Clean Slate: New & Selected Poems is a collection that embodies a spirit of personal and politicaI liberation. These 110 poems include works written between the years 1968 and 1993.
Whether writing of the concerns of laundry women, or the fondest aspirarions of revolutionaries, ‘there isn’t a single line in her poems,’ said Jose Coronel Urtecho, ‘where one doesn’t perceive the unmistakable tone of her voice, and her ... exquisite sensitivity.’
Poet, painter and psychologist, Daisy Zamora was a combatant of the national Sandinista Liberation front and served as Vice Minister of Cutlture after the 1979 revolution. She currently lives in Nicaragua where she has been active with groups concerned with women’s issues.