Rosa Amelia Alvarado Roca (1944, Guayaquil) is an Ecuadorian writer and poet. In 1964 she founded the Guayaquil-based magazine Hogar, which became the biggest women’s magazine line in Ecuador. From 1967 to 1972, she worked in television as the director of programming at Channel 2 in Guayaquil, specializing in the creation of cultural programs. She is the president of the Guayas branch of the House of Ecuadorian Culture, and is a member of the Ecuadorian Academy of Language. Her most notable poems include: “Añoranza,” “Cosas Absurdas,” “De lo profano (II),” “El sermón de la montaña” and “La vida va y viene.”
Rosa Amelia Alvarado interview
Rosa Amelia Alvarado – poetry
Awards and recognitions
- Decoration of the Guayaquil Chamber of Commerce (2003)
- Decoration of the National Order of Merit, in the grade of Knight, granted by the national government (2006).
- Decoration of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Guayaquil (2007).
- Title of “Magister Honoris Causa” by the Casa Grande University of Guayaquil, (2015).
- Decoration “Catholic University and Culture” (2017).
- Decoration of “Cultural Merit” of the M.I. Municipality of Guayaquil.
- Member of the House of Ecuadorian Culture (as well as the president of its Guayas branch).
- Member of the Grupo América.
- Corresponding Member of the Ecuadorian Academy of Language.
- Hogar, el mensaje y el recuerdo (1981; collection of articles published in Hogar magazine)
- Canciones sin tiempo (1984; poetry)
- Entre abanicos y recuerdos (1988; historical study)
- El Silencio de las palabras (2003; poetry)
- Hilaré mi nostalgia (2005; poetry)
- Arena Blanca (2007; poetry)
- Más allá de la rosa (2008; anthology of poetry)
- Una tibia tarde (2012; anthology of poetry)