“Throughout Nicaraguan culture, the poet is the high priest. The prophet. The maker of visions. The singer of songs. The one who knows and can say it for others the way others feel it, but cannot say it for themselves.”
-Margaret Randall, Risking a Somersault in the Air
For the past nine years, the San Juan del Sur Biblioteca Movil has sponsored an annual poetry contest, and has also incorporated poetry into other events. Below are the 1st through 3rd place winners of 2012.