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Essential Cuban Poetry: A Reading and Discussion
Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States
Presentation in both English and Spanish.
Four poets present bilingual translations of some of the most essential Cuban poets in the twentieth century. Pablo Medina introduces The Weight of the Island /La isla en peso, the first book-length English translation of dramatist, novelist, critic, and poet Virgilio Piñera. Alejandro González Acosta (La dama de America) and James O’Connor (Absolute Solitude) present selected works by the renowned Dulce Maria Loynaz. Margaret Randall discusses her work editing and translating Only the Road / Solo el camino, a fully bilingual anthology of more than fifty Cuban poets writing across the last eight decades.