Skip to main content alibris logo

Ernesto Cardenal

Ernesto Cardenal was a Nicaraguan priest and an internationally acclaimed poet. For ten years he lived in the Solentiname islands in Lake Nicaragua, where he established a community of artists, writers, and peasants, which was later destroyed by the military. After the overthrow of the Somoza dictatorship, Father Cardenal served as minister of culture in the Sandinista government. His many books include Abide in Love. He lived in Managua.