Rosa Amelia Alvarado

Rosa Amelia Alvarado

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
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Rosa Amelia Alvarado – poetry
Uploaded to YouTube 2014, year created unknown.

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)

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