Luz María López
Never ask. Let it be the silence. Rain, breeze, thunder. The quiet moment in the eyes, the farewell. And then, let it be a scream also because nothing else will be left. Maybe, just maybe, some jasmine and blues hanging around, for a while. Like when you whispered love songs. Like when I kissed you sweet.
LUZ MARÍA LÓPEZ from Puerto Rico is writer of poetry, narrative, essays, translator, editor. Is the author of three poetry books; Editor in Chief for “Poetic Voices of New Century” (Spanish edition) 2016; Assistant Editor for the “XXI Century Literature Book”, 2016; Editor for Galaktika Poetike “ATUNIS” Literary Magazine. Her poetry has been published in multiple international anthologies, issued in world renowned magazines and translated to many languages. She is Board Member of the International Writers Association (IWA BOGDANI); Board of Directors Member at Soflay Literary Foundation; Executive Director of World Festival of Poetry (WFP) and World Poetic Front Defending Women’s Rights (WM); President for Spain and Puerto Rico of Writers Capital Foundation; Ambassador at Large and Director General of World Institute for Peace (WIP) to Puerto Rico and USA; Director for Spain and Puerto Rico of World Nation Writers' Union Organization; Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Book Fair in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico (FILEMH). Luz María has been recipient of two honors: “Universal Inspirational Poet”, by Pentasi B, Ghana, 2016; Shaan-E-Adab “Glory of Literature” by Kafla Intercontinental, Udaipur, India 2016. The KHATAK Literary Award 2017 will be conferred to her next February during a ceremony at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Luz María also hosts poetry events in Puerto Rico and abroad. She believes that poetry can heal the world and poets do have a social responsibility towards humankind.