Elsye Suquilanda Jaramillo (1979 Quito Ecuador) creator with multivitamin, writer, poet, video knitter, cultural manager, self-taught singer and activist for animal rights. She begins to write stories at the age of 6, poetry that would later become books, essays, plays, film scripts. Among the highlights is the book "Nalgas" surreal poetry published in 2003, with this book she won an international prize with the poem "A Shabbat with Lemed". A short film directed and performed by Elsye,"Gauzes in the Uterus", presented in several festivals worldwide. "Surrealist bulls" play, directed by Elsye. She is co-creator of the Dogsofia "Chichoismo" by means of the art to teach the love and respect to all living creatures. Her writings and poetry has been translated into German, English, French, Finnish, Portuguese, Japanese and Shuar (native language from ecuadorian Amazonia). Published in several anthologies: Poetry Festival Jóven Hugo Mayo-Guayaquil Ecuador 2005. "Transversalia" Humboldt Latin America magazine Berlin 2012. "Cita con la Poesía” Madrid - Berlin 2013 - 2016. "Tejedor en Berlin" Bilbao-Berlin poetic project 2014. Text "Mujer de Pelo en Teta" in book of narrations, authorship of Ecuadorian migrants "Me fuí a volver" by Diego Falconí Tráves, Barcelona - Quito 2014. Text "Américo" in "It occurs to me that I am America" by Nicole Delgado, Puerto Rico - New York 2015. Project "Stadtpoesie" within the framework of the literature festival Stadtsprachen -Berlin 2016. International Poetry Festival Ileana Espinel Cedeño Guayaquil – Ecuador 2016, Ecuadorian poetry exhibition Tokyo Japan 2017. Text: "Criaturas de Kaurismäki, en el lado de la Esperanza " as a special guest in the Aurora Boreal Magazine Copenhagen 2017 and “Creatures of Kaurismäki, on the side of Hope” by Statdsprachen Magazin Berlin 2018. “Vodkarious Verdus” within the framework of the X International Poetry Festival in Puerto Rico - P.R 2018. Madera literatur magazine Berlín 2018, Álastor literatur magazine Nicaragua 2018. Valdivias Fanzine II Festival of Ancestral oratory and new narratives, Santa Cruz – Galápagos, Ecuador 2018. Book *Todo boca arriba* analysis of Elsye´s work by Ethel Barja, edited by Rike Bolte - Latinale Académica 2018. Lateinamerika Nachrrichten Magazin, Berlin 2019. Parataxe das Berliner Stadtsprachen Magazin, Berlin 2019. Zu project, New York 2019. Kundra literatur magazine 2019. Paralelo Cero Antologhy, Quito - Ecuador. 2019. Antologhy "Podemos mentirle al placer" Ecuadorian poetry exhibition (1976 – 1990) selection and prologue Augusto Rodríguez, Amargord - Madrid 2019. Words and Worlds magazine for migration literatur, Austria 2019. Bitácora del Párvulo, San Juan - Puerto Rico 2019. Part of project "Ábrete Sésamo" by Sr. Maniquí, 8 poems - 8 songs, Quito - Ecuador 2019.
Resides in Berlin since 2008, part of the Kollektiv Dunckerstrasse. Her performatic poetic work includes music, video and costumes. Participated in several festivals: "Grito de Mujer", "In Kult Open mic", "Fieber Festival", "Latinale", "ALBA" Berlin. In 2012 she was invited with her children's story "Julieta la perrita que se humana" to the book fair of Havana - Cuba. "Latinale Académica" with her project Creatures of Kaurismäki / investigative poetry (Finnish-Spanish) in the event “Vodka Papaya: Sauna de poesía latino-polar” within the framework of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014. Literary Festival SOUNDOUT different ways of presenting literatur 2014 with "Swimming pool of poetry" project. Weltliteratur Salon (Berliner Literature) with the Argentinian writer Esther Andradi, Berlin 2014. "Auroras Borealis wrapped in crisp volcanoes" within the framework of the Latin American Autumn - Hamburg 2014. XLI International Congress of Jena 2016, in the project: Living in another language , Latin American writers living in Germany. International Poetry Festival in Guayaquil "Ileana Espinel Cedeño" Ecuador 2016. "Poet's Corner" within the framework of the Poesie Festival Berlin 2017. Poem “Sommer in Berliner Krankenhäusern” was published in a music app that turns poetry into music at Frankfurt Book Fair 2017. X International Poetry Festival in Puerto Rico - P.R 2018. II Festival of Ancestral oratory and new narratives, Santa Cruz – Galápagos, Ecuador 2018. Paralelo Cero 11th International Encounter of Poets in Ecuador 2019. Book Fair Casa Catapulta Quito, Ecuador 2019. Sisunga (art, suntaintable life, activism project) Quito, Ecuador 2019. Festival of Poets " Otro Modo de Ser" Barcelona 2019. "Creaturas Fantásticas" Kultur Saloon Madame Shoscha *Barcelona 2019.
Poetry and short story books published between the years 1997 -2020
1. Israel, sueño, verdad y esperanza
3. Cortina de circo popular
4. Julieta, la perrita que se cree humana (Spanish-German)
5. Ich schicke dir meine Mandeln in einer Brieftaube (Spanish-German)
6. Poesía + Music: Compatriota rescatada en Berlín por el Chichoismo (Spanish - English)
7. Techno Noise Poetry: Die Wandlug Des Aschenputtels vom Späti (Spanish-German)
8. Agua de Mono Eau de Toilette Spree, 2016
9. 030 – Berlin, 2018 (Spanish)
10. Vientre de un elefante violeta co-writen with Gabriela D´Arbel, 2019
11. Lensi Lusikka Suusa (Spanish - Suomi) 2020
What brought you to Berlin? Love? World politics? Or was it a coincidence?
planet exchange, life
What do you love about Berlin?
freedom, the creativity, respect for animals
What do you miss in Berlin?
my parents, my dog Julieta, my long Quito, the volcanoes, the smell of happiness in the south of Ecuador Macará the border with Perú.
What is your favorite spot in Berlin?
Dunckerstraße where my life started again without knowing and continued in this cristal ball called Berlin.
Would you say you are a different person in Berlin? A different translator? And if yes, in what way?
I am more mature, more calm, I have more inner peace. In Berlin I had being learning a lot, testing different flavours, different textures, meting new creatures, every day is an adventure for me, maybe I am more precise in what I want, I can dance with my writings, I am not afraid anymore. Berlin is the place where I fell on the floor many times and where I stand up with new stories and laughs in hands.
1.The poem "A Shabbat with lemed" won first place in an international poetry competition, magazine HOGAR 2003
2. Best shortmovie "El Tic Tac de mis escritos", reel de oro, Quito - Ecuador 2001
3. Medal of Honour for Management in favor of the culture of its people and the world, República Bolivariana de Venezuela Municipio de Ayacucho 2017.