L.P. Alexanders

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Biography of L.P. Alexanders

L.P. Alexanders poet

L.P. Alexanders was born 26th January 1984 in San José, Costa Rica. He is the youngest of four siblings. His mother language is Spanish, but he also speaks English, Esperanto and a little of Portuguese. Since his childhood, Alex, as his close friends call him, was interested in art; nonetheless, writing or reading did not call his attention, only drawing and painting. Indeed, he showed very good drawing skills and actually won an infant drawing contest at the age of six. Due to the peaceful nature of his country, L.P Alexanders had a normal and tranquil childhood and adolescence. Art, in any kind, has been part of his life and he has experimented with drawing, image & video editing, and the Japanese art of Origami and Kirigami till today.

In 2003, Alex attended the University of Costa Rica where he was enrolled in a major he highly disliked; therefore, in 2005, he changed his major for English to become a translator. But, in 2004, he took a basic Esperanto language course which he found it appealing and easy to learn. In the next years, L.P. began to keep correspondence with esperantists around the world in order to carry on with his learning of the language by his own. One year later, he took a poetry course in the second semester and there, he had to write a haiku poem ('Between hot and cold') which became his first poem ever written in English. Then, in the same course he had to write a poem as a part of a quiz. Alex wrote two poems: 'jailed time' and a concrete poem 'experienced pencil' which his professor really loved it. After these first poems and good responses, L.P Alexanders became very interested in poetry and has only written some other poems due to lack of time. He really admires, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, W. Shakespeare and W. Blake.

Alex hungers for learning new languages and has taken Portuguese and German courses at the University of Costa Rica. He just took a basic Italian course and an intensive Chinese Course. Previously, he took a British literature course and learned a lot about famous English writers...

Awards:
- The best poem ('Jailed Time') of the 'Creative Writing Contest: Poetry and Short Story' 2009, University of Costa Rica.

- Best poem ('Jailed Time') in the category of fourth year English major student of the School of Modern Languages, University of Costa Rica,2009. *same contest

L.P. Alexanders's Works:

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Jailed Time

Jailed Time

There...
Outside on the streets,
He felt powerful and safe
In the insecurity of the night,

But now here...
A new world he meets,

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