Fernando Arrabal « Oráculo entre cielo y tierra »
de Marie-Lise Gazarian-Gautier
Escribano Books New York 2019
The majority of the photographs included in this book are by Marie-Mise Gazarian
Editor in Chief : Carlos Aguasaco
Mail: 38-28 215 Place, Bayside, NY 11361, USA
A graduate of Columbia University, Dr. Marie-Lise Gazarian is Director of the Graduate Program at St. John’s University, Vice President for the Northeast of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, and Moderator of Epsilon Kappa, St. John’s Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi. In 2001 she was awarded the Order of Don Quijote by Sigma Delta Pi. She is co-editor with Mónica Christopher-Sánchez of Entre Rascacielos, the literary journal she founded in the fall of 2001 and which is published by St. John’s University. The journal, which stands as a stepping board for young writers, is designed by Katerina Damskiy, an alumna of St. John’s.
Dr. Gazarian has had a Citation of Honor from the Honorable Claire Shulman, President of the Borough of Queens, in 1991 and 2000. She was awarded a Certificate of Special Recognition from the United States Congress in 1997 . She was the recipient of the prestigious St. Vincent de Paul Teacher-Scholar Award for the year 2002 for her “continued excellence in teaching and scholarship.” In April 2003, she was awarded the Order of Alfonso X el Sabio.
In May 2018, Dr. Gazarian served as Grand Marshal at St. John’s Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony. On September 28, 2018, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Education from the Ministry of Culture of Ecuador and The Life Path to Educational Excellence
Recognition from the Fundación FIDAL. This award is given each year to exceptional teachers and professionals from Latin America, Spain and the United States. On October 2nd 2018, she was made Honorary Professor by the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Ecuador. On December 13, she served as a member of the Jury for the Premio Mundial Fernando Rielo de Poesía Mística, held at the Instituto Cervantes in Manhattan.
She has been a member of the Administrative Committee of the Poet Laureate of the Borough of Queens since 1996, when the position of Poet Laureate was first created. She is a member of the PEN American Center, an association of writers working to advance literature, defend free expression and foster international literary fellowship. In particular, she is involved in the Committee promoting writing by prisoners. Every year, the PEN Prison Writing Program recognizes the work of writers imprisoned throughout the country.
Dr. Gerardo Piña-Rosales, Director of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and Honorary President of Sigma Delta Pi, wrote in 2012, in the tenth anniversary of the journal: « To publish a literary journal during these hard times is a true undertaking. To publish it for ten consecutive years, quite an accomplishment. To publish it in an American university, an illusion. To publish it with works written by students, a utopia. But Dr. Marie-Lise Gazarian, who is never undaunted, has accomplished such task. »etc. etc.