God, death, and heartbreak conveyed by poet Jorge Valencia Jaramillo

The Externado University Library was the setting for a literary encounter with the poet and Social Communication students.

Last week, Jorge Valencia Jaramillo captivated Social Communication students with stories about his life and the reading of several of his poems.

The literary gathering also featured Miguel Méndez Camacho, Cultural Dean of our House of Studies, who offered a brief overview of the author’s career, and highlighted the distinction received in September 2017, as the most outstanding graduate of the year, awarded by the Economics Faculty of the University of Antioquia.

During the event, poet Jorge Valencia Jaramillo talked about his latest publication “La agonía sin fin” (Agony without end), dealing with fundamental issues of the human being: God, death, and heartbreak, and took the opportunity to chat with students and hear their views.

An instance impacting attendees was the reading of two short poems that transgress and create doubts.  They were:


Si quieres ser feliz

Olvídate del amor

Mi amor

  1. ¿Quieres saber qué tan grande es mi amor?
  2. Pregunta
    Qué tan grande
    Es mi dolor.