A Brief Biology of the Equadorian Poet:
Jorge Carrera Andrade

On a sunny summer day on September 14, 1902 in Quito, Equador, a baby was born. Little did any one know that this equadorian child would be a great poet in the minds of many. Throughout his life, Jorge was a deep enthusiast of poetry, writing, and politics. Once he was married, he had a child, but sadly, he divorced. Once again in his life, he walked up the aisle with a woman he loved and eventually had a baby girl. But, he divorced, and 3 years later, he died on November 7, 1978.
In his life, Jorge traveled to many places, had high political positions, and wrote many poems and books. At various times, Jorge held high political positions in Equador, from different types of ambasadors, to minister of foreign relations. In all his life, Jorge wrote many poems and books, such as Indain Rebellion, Sunday, The Life of a Grasshopper, and Sierra. He is studied for his great use of metaphors, and description of environments. He later wrote several epic style poems about battles between the invading Spanish conquistadors and the Indians of the Andes. His last poems were longer meditations about man's place in the world and his relentless destruction of the earth. Jorge was nominated for the noble peace prize for his recognition of his extraordinary literary accomplishments and contributions.
All that I know I learned after I was thirty -
Georges Clemenceau
Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.- Clarence Day
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.- James Russell Lowell

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost
 I cannot remember on another occasion finding a place so clear and free of the torment of the spirit that has now become our daily bread. The images of Jorge Carrera Andrade are so extraordinarily clear, so connected to the primitive I imagine I am... participating in a vision already lost to the world. It is a place melancholy but grand.
William Carlos Williams

5 questions to ask Jorge Carrera Andrade:
-Do your poems reflect your life?
-What inspired you to be a political leader?
-What did you have in mind when you wrote the poem "Indian Rebellion"?
-What personal hobby did you have besides writing?
-What did your kids grow up to be?