Jael Uribe (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1975) is a writer, storyteller, poetess, graphic designer, and painter creator of Movimiento Mujeres Poetas Internacional (MPI) (the Women Poets International Movement). Born in Santo Domingo, she graduated at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) to become a publisher. She writes poetry and fiction since her early years and has dedicated her time to the development of cultural projects that promote female contemporary poetry internationally. Among her projects are poetry contests for women, international events coordination, anthologies, recitals, etc., all proposals involving women.
She is considered as the key initiator of the Woman Scream International Poetry Festival, a worldwide chain of events celebrated in March every year, and this to honor women. It serves as a platform for poets and artists, and aims to raise their voices through the arts against the violence women experience. Woman Scream serves as a launching platform for both, known and novice poetess and promotes them towards a greater international poetry career.
Since 2009, she has been part of various cultural events, anthologies, national and international publications, and supported women causes though poetry and arts. As president of the Women Poets International Foundation MPI Inc., she has coordinated events in USA, Europe, Africa, Latin America, among others. The festival has been featured in book fairs, magazines, and cultural institutions in several countries and won several recognitions. See for further information at http://womanscream.blogspot.com Facebook, twitter.
For her blog see: http://jaeluribe.blogspot.com
Awards and recognition
In 2013 she received the award for her life essay in the Competition Mujeres: Voces, Imágenes y Testimonios de Voces Nuestras in Costa Rica. In 2012 she received a plaque from the Direction of the XV International Book Fair of Santo Domingo. In 2012 she got recognition for the cultural management of Women Poets International by Ediciones Limaclara, Argentina, 2012. In 2012 she wins am honor mention at the Diablos Azules poetry competition in Trujillo, Peru. In 2011 she wins another mention in the Caños Dorados International Poetry Competition in Córdoba, Spain. In 2012 she get a mention in the Nano Expressiones Project in Venezuela, 2010. In 2010, she received a first prize for a children story at the Children's Literature Contest ELIEC in Argentina, 2010.
She has created cultural events to help poets and artist be known internationally through Woman Scream International Poetry Festival, and other activities. Her work has unified literary groups, public and private institutions such as Amnesty International (Malaga), among others, to promote the cause of non-violence.
Books and publications
Jael Uribe was the editor of the "Yo Soy Mujer" and the "Grito de Mujer" anthologies where women of many countries participated. She has been published in the Short and Twisted anthology (Australia) 2013, "Antología de Sonetos Siglo XXI" (Dominican Republic) 2013, "Anónimos 2.0",anthology of the International Poetry Festival of Cosmopoética (Córdoba-Spain) 2012, "Mil Poemas a Miguel Hernández" (España) 2012 and "Mil poemas a Pablo Neruda" (Chile) 2011, "Mil Poemas a Cesar Vallejo" (Perú) 2011, "Antología Poetas de la Era"(Volume 1) 2011, "La palabra Revelada/Revelada: El poder de contarnos" (USA, NY) 2011, "Anthology of the nano-poemas at Proyecto Expresiones" (Venezuela) 2010, "Antología Canto de Sirenas" (México) 2010; "Antología En Audio 7 Mujeres Una Voz", of the Círculo de Escritoras Dominicanas 2010, "Antología Internacional de Poesía Amorosa" (México, Perú, Ecuador) 2006.