Bella Clara Ventura, Colombian-Mexican-Israeli writer (with a name that means beautiful, clear luck, and it is not a pseudonym). Blended in her names and surname the concepts she extracts from her rendezvous with the written words and the search of light. From that sacred niche she forges images, feelings and memories. Film making, her foremost activity, plus yoga, allow her to lapse now over 26 years into the narrative and the poetic realms like the proverbial owl that sees through the shadows of the forest to reap a rich harvest of metaphors. Such as images, characters, scenarios, stories and yes, oblivion. Invited to many cities of the 5 continents for literary encounters and with several awards in many countries.
Published in other languages. Woman of unlimited worlds. Ambassador of Peace from an organization in Switzerland. Ambassador of many literary associations, in Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Israel (IFLAC), France etc. Recent awards: chosen as of one of the most important woman of the Culture in 2008 (Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogotá- Colombia). First poetry award from the University of Miami- Florida (2011). Candidate for the Salvador Allende´s peace and culture award in Chile (2012). First award Israel international poetry contest with poems to God (2011), first award in Spain to the River Guadalquivir (2012), Award Chile Alas de Poesía (2012), International award for her poetry with the Rosetta Literature award in Turkey (2013). In France 2013 an award for poems to Cesar Aimé. Chile 2014 Honored with the Memorioso Prize.
DOCTORATED HONORIS CAUSA in 2010 (USA). She has had for many years the same publisher that the Nobel Prize Gabriel Garcia Marquez had for over 25 years, Editorial Oveja Negra.
2019 Award in the Book Fair of Bogota, for all her writings and for the book Bienhadadas
2019 Award Escriduendes 2019 in the Book Fair of Madrid for the best poetry book of the Book Fair of Madrid.
2019 New Award for her poem on compassion in Bhubaneswar- India
PUBLISHED BOOKS: 10 novels, 20 poetry books, plus many anthologies in other languages.
ALMAMOCHA - NOVEL OVEJA NEGRA 1993
DISPORA Y ASOMBRO poems Gente Nueva 1995
COMARCA SIN FRONTERAS I- POETIC ANTHOLOGY IN INGLES AND SPANISH GENTE NUEVA 1997
COMARCA SIN FRONTERAS II
LO QUE LA VIDA QUIERA - NOVEL OVEJA NEGRA 1998
HECHIZOS DE BOSQUE -CLUB EDITOR S.A. 2000
ARMANDO FUEGO- NOVEL OVEJA NEGRA 2001
A LOS LEJOS -POETRY SOCIEDAD DE LA IMAGINACION 2002
EL VIENTO DE LA SOMBRA - NOVEL CENTAURO PROSPERAR 2003
COMARCA SIN FRONTERAS III - POETRY GENTE NUEVA 2003
HUESPED DE LA LUZ(poetry 2004)Abrace Uruguay
MAGIAS Y RETABLOS (poetry 2004) Cuba edición Alejo Carpentier y Pablo Neruda
NIÑA DE ADENTRO (2005) Mexico
LA VOZ DE LA PASION (novel Oveja Negra 2006)
CONTIGO APRENDI (novel Lord Byron Ediciones- España obra conjunta con José H. Velásquez y Bella Clara Ventura
OASIS DE UN DESPERTAR (2008 poetry)
ARBOLES DE LECHE Y MIEL (2009 poetry)
EROS E... CANTO (2009 poetry)
HOSTAGE OF MEMORIES (2010 novel)
PEACE, SICARIA OF THE TEAR (2011 POETRY
VOICE OF VIOLENCE (2012 novel)
LIBERTY HOSTAGE OF THE HEART (bilingual French and Spanish poetry 2013)
AFRICA IN MY SKIN (2014 Spain LORD BYRON EDICIONES)
NEW ANTHOLOGY BELLA CLARA VENTURA RUMANIA (2014)
CANADA FOR EVER, BIENHADADAS, EROS EN CANTO, SPIDER MINERS, SPAIN 2019 Ediciones Pigmaleón.
Heart in Oasis Editions du Cygne Paris 2019
Antología of Bella Clara Ventura Madrid 2019
You might google her name Bella Clara Ventura to see her ways in writings and in her life, many pages on her.
I am married and I have 4 boys.
GANDHI, GAIN FOR THE WORLD
Bella Clara Ventura
Your name with a G
gave you the Greatness
of your Spirit.
A body meant to be
only heart, where a nest
of love was the source
of your Mission.
Giving and giving
was the name of your game.
A big Mama for all.
Leader of wise words and actions.
"You must be the change you wish
to see in the world".
Peace the Grace of your sentences.
Again so many G to grant you
as a unique man of all Galaxies.
Ready to understand humankind.
Telling that "the weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong".
So right in your perceptions
like a dove flying in our souls
to inhale the essence of life.
Generous as your ideas of leadership.
"I suppose leadership at one time
meant muscles; but today it means
getting along with people".
Principle of justice in your speeches:
"The rich must live more simply
so that poor may simply live".
Prayers for a better society
where human beings can embrace
compassion as the best expression
of universal love.
What a man you were!
With wings as the Genius
you still remain in our minds.
Martyr, example of Light.
You shine in all the skies.
Your smile is even in me.