Philologist from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Colombian-American poet. Former
English as a Second Language (ESL) and Spanish teacher.
Coordinator of Community Programs at the Mint Museum.
Books: Esta Soy, In the Prism of Your Soul, The Fragrance of Water
Her poetry and writings have appeared in online magazines and international publications such as El Tiempo , Página En Blanco (Colombia), Label Me Latina/o, Iodine Poetry Journal, Qué Pasa Mi Gente, (United States), and Focus Magazine (China).
In addition, Kurma has translated books that include Life in the Shadow of the Swastica by Frieda Roos-Van Hessen, and The Fragrance of Water. She also translated the labels for the exhibitions Maestros Mexicanos de la Fotografía Mexicana, & Wrestling With The Angel at the Bechtler Museum. Poetry awards include: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Universidad de Cundinamarca, Poesía Viva (Mint Museum), and Arte Latino Now (Queens University).
Some of the poems from In The Prism Of Your Soul have won poetry contests in Colombia & in the United States. They have also been published in newspapers and online publications in both countries. I have been featured in ARTE LATINO NOW, an exhibition for Latino arts at Queens University in 2014, 2015, 2017, & 2018. My poem Canvas Of Dreams served as the campaign poem for Edwin Gil’s Flag of Hope and was on exhibition at Discovery Place together with the flag Edwin created with thousands of finger prints of Colombians living in the United States. Writing is my catharsis and my exorcism. The fact that people enjoy my words is a bonus. What is poetry but the summary of all humanity’s emotions…
- In the Prism of Your Soul: En el Prisma de tu Alma XLIBRIS (March 25, 2014)
- La Fragancia del Agua Main Street Rag (2014)