Claribel Alegría

reading “Ojo de Cuervo" & "Mi Gato Negro"


Clara Isabel Alegría Vides, also known by her pseudonym Claribel Alegría, was a Nicaraguan-Salvadoran poet, essayist, novelist, and journalist who was a major voice in the literature of contemporary Central America. She was awarded the 2006 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. She moved to Deia in 1969 and stayed for over a decade.

We are presenting her two poems outside her own home in Deia. 

The two poems she reading in the recordings are Ojo de Cuervo and Mi Gato Negro. The first was one of her personal favourites and the second is about her son Eric.

Listen to recording

Each recording is set on a loop to play every 5 minutes. Simply sit back, clear your mind, and wait for the recording to start. You do not need to do anything, it will simply start in a few minutes.