The Jewel Of Verse Ii And La Joya Del Versoby Maria Holguin Morales-Hendry
I come from a family of high achievers and writers. My father, Alfredo Holguin Pombo, was president of a Mortgage Company and vice-president of El Banco de Colombia. He taught me to love poetry; my mother, Beatrice Murray Fairbanks de Holguin Cayzer wrote a newspaper column" Buzzing With Bea" for the Palm Beach Daily News for a period of fourteen years and four books, including "Tales of Palm Beach". My aunt Elaine Murray Stone has written twenty books among them a biography on Mother Theresa. Both my grandfathers were Ambassadors, my cousin Jorge Holguin, may he rest in peace, owned a Theatre Company and wrote books, among them "MadreSelva; my great grandfather was president of Colombia. I am related to three other Colombian Presidents, to William Prescott who wrote "The History of the Conquest of Mexico and Peru" in the 1800's; to Rafael Pombo, my great-great uncle who wrote Nursery Rhymes which are still read today by Colombian children; to Jonathan Fairbanks who built the oldest wooden frame house in the U.S.A. (Dedham, Mass.) and to Empress Eugenie Bonaparte, wife of Napoleon III.
I have often wondered how I'm going to achieve as much as these and other family members. With these two books of English and Spanish poetry I hope to become a distinguished member of my family.
I was married for twenty-two years to the artist Ricardo Morales-Hendry and we have two daughters: Vanessa and Veronica and a grandson, Tristan Anthony Virgo. I currently reside in West Palm Beach, Florida. U.S.A.
- Xlibris Corporation
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- Bilingual Edition (Spanish/English)
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.23(d)
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