OCEAN STATE POET --- GIVING VOICE
Ocean State Poets
ANA ARELYS CRUZ CABRERA
In 2013, Ms. Cruz Cabrera published 3 historical books contrasting the cities of Providence and Santo Domingo, historically and culturally. The Tourist Guide, Santo Domingo and Providence was the third book published by this versatile poet and author, a pictorial book presenting the historical tourist attractions of both Rhode Island and Dominican Republic.
In 2014, Cruz Cabrera launched her 4th book and first poetry anthology in the city of Cranston which include the Anthem to the Fathers dedicated to all the fathers of the world. This musical production was first launched in Boston; and a year later, with a new production and musical arrangement in the city of Cranston were she resides.
In 2013, she was recognized for her poetic work and was invited to be the Keynote Speaker at the 2013 Dominican Independence and Heritage Award of Rhode Island. In 2014, she was distinguished for her community leadership role and contribution to the literature through her poems by the Latina Leadership Institute. She is a very passionate declaimer capable of transmitting her feelings to the audience. She is currently the president of the Dominican Independence and Heritage Award Committee of Rhode Island (DIHACRI), organization which celebrates the talents of the Dominican residing in RI.
Beautiful city bathed with flowers
with an essential sound emitted by the
water that as a cascade touches it everywhere.
This city is history, present, and future.
A variety of colors and flavors that as yesterday,
today represent what its community is in origin;
and as its founders, it opens its doors and
without vacillation embraces us with genuine emotion
Beloved Providence, how grandiose you are
and the way you inspires us with immense love and tremendous fervor
The force of nature joined
and utilizing the sun and the ocean created
a potent city, transcendental and proud
Of its origin and founders
that life gave to so much beauty and splendor
today and forever honor will be.
Newport of thrilling and fearless
men and women whose contribution
should be inside the heart of Americans,
as one of the honest man known. John Clarke
Ocean State Poets--Rhode Island