Jennie Carrasco Molina

Jennie Carrasco Molina

Jennie Carrasco Molina (Ambato, 1955) is an Ecuadorian novelist, short story writer, poet, journalist, editor, university professor and holistic therapist. She has worked with the press and on women’s issues. Her works include the short story book “La diosa en el espejo” (1995), poetry book “Arañas en mi vestido de seda” (2001), and novel “Viaje a ninguna parte” (2004). In 2011 her poetry book “Confesiones apocalípticas” won the prestigious Jorge Carrera Andrade Prize. Some of her poems have been translated into English.

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Jennie Carrasco interview

Francisco Rocha interviews Jennie Carrasco about her book “El Espíritu del Jaguar.” Circa 2017.

Awards

  • Intercollegiate Short Story Prize, Tungurahua (1972)
  • Intercollegiate Essay Prize, Ambato (1973)
  • First Contest ‘The Ecuadorian feminist story’ prize (1987)
  • News Report Contest of El Comercio (1991)
  • Contest ‘Women, images and testimonies’ (1998)
  • Second place in the Floral Games Biennial Poetry Contest, 2006, Casa de la Cultura Núcleo de Tungurahua.
  • Jorge Carrera Andrade Poetry Prize for her book “Confesiones apocalípticas” (2011).

Education

  • La Providencia (primary school)
  • Colegio la Inmaculada (secondary school)
  • Faculty of Journalist of the Central University of Ecuador (college)

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Jennie Carrasco Molina is a holistic therapist/healer. She has led holistic therapy workshops in creativity, identity and self-esteem with an emphasis on Gestalt and the creative process.

Works

  • La diosa en el espejo (1995; short stories)
  • Arañas en mi vestido de seda (2001; poetry)
  • Viaje a ninguna parte (2004; novel)
  • Cuentos de ceniza (2006; short stories)
  • De diosas, guerreras y mujeres (2006; poetry)
  • Una vuelta más abuela
  • Del infierno al paraíso
  • De noche el negro sueño
  • Confesiones apocalípticas (2011; poetry)
  • Amor distorsionado
  • Espíritu jaguar (2017; novel)
  • Rumiñahui y sus parroquias: cultura, tradición y progreso (2017; culture, nonfiction)

A partial list of Anthologies in which her poems have been included

  • Poesía erótica de mujeres: Antología del Ecuador (2001)
  • Antología del cuento feminista latinoamericano (Chile, 1987)
  • Toros en el corazon: Antologia de poesia eskeletra (1997)
  • Antología básica del cuento ecuatoriano (1998)
  • Voices from the Center of the World, Contemporary Poets of Ecuador (2020) with English translation by Margaret Randall. Preview it for free here.

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