Index: Teresinka Pereira
Poet. Boulder, CO, USA.
Teresinka Pereira: Brazilian-American poet, President of the International Writers and Artists Association (IWA), President of the International Congress of the Society of Latin Culture.
Pereira received from the Knights of Malta Sovereigh Order of St. John of Jerusalem the hereditary title of "Dame of Grace", signed by the Grand Prior S.O.S.J. Dom K. Vella Haber (Malta, January 8, 1997). January 1999 she was appointed Senator of the International Parliament for Safety and Peace. Dr. Teresinka Pereira received, in 1985, the noble title of Dame of Magistral Grace from Dom Waldemar Baroni Santos, Prince of Brazil, for her literary merits. Additionally, she received the title Grand Dame of Justice the Order of the Round Table Catania on 12th of March 2008. Pereira has a letters patent as "Lieutenant" from the Legion of Honor of the King of Sicily. Pereira has published 40 books, 800 essays and 3040 poems in the international press.
Pereira received a Ph.D. in Romance Languages from the University of New Mexico, USA in 1972, and in 1997 she received the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the University Simon Bolivar, in Colombia. Additionally, she has been honored with honoris causa doctorates from the International Academy St. Lukas in Antwerpes and from the International Academy of Culture and Political Science in Moldova. In 1972 Pereira received the National Prize for Theatre in Brazil, in 1977 she was nominated Poet of the Year by the Canadian Society of Poets, and in 1992 was nominated Personality of the Year by the Brazilian Writers Union. She was awarded a golden "Laurel Wreath" as "Laureate Woman of Letters" from the United Poets Laureate International (UPLI). In 1994 she was the winner of the Su-Se Ru International Literary Magazine Company Prize in Korea, and in Greece, she was the winner of the Prize City of Athens. Also in 1994 was elected Director of International Affairs of the Society of Latin Culture. Since 1989 she is a member of the North American Academy of Spanish Language, corresp. of the Royal Spanish Academy.