Today I want to tell you about the two poets who will be blessing my “Organica” opening in Second Life with their talents. As I explained in the last post, I am opening my exhibition of oil paintings simultaneously in real life (Saratoga Springs, NY) and in the virtual universe known as Second Life. The opening reception is a two hour event, and for the Second Life dimension Karima Hoisan and Emile Sands will be reading their poems, some inspired by the paintings in the exhibition, others inspired by their souls. Each poem will be enhanced with a special selection of music. It’s an enchanting experience and for those residents of Second Life who are reading this blog, I do hope you’ll come for the experience.
Today’s post will focus on Karima. Let me just share her story with you.
“I was born in the United States of immigrant parents and we moved to Costa Rica soon afterwards. I had my high school education in the USA but returned to live on a Costa Rican cattle ranch, living there for ten years without electricity .Our only entertainment was reading by candlelight. Books took on an incredible importance to us, and we became expert readers. Had television been available I believe this would not have happened.
I am a natural poet, not studied and have written since age 9. I have both poetry and short stories published in Spanish in Costa Rica. I separate my Sl and RL identies and write under a pen-name in Real Life too. Being tri-national, I call all three countries home, and I am fluent in English, Spanish, and Arabic. I now reside in both Costa Rica and Jordan (six months in each).
I have two books of poetry published, two books of children’s poetry and am featured in an anthology of 13 poets chosen internationally and published this year in the USA
I plan on publishing my blog “Digital Rabbithole” also in RL in a soft-cover format.
I give regular readings in SL on stream with selected music behind and everyday here is an inspiration.”