RU in Hindsight: “Ubi Sunt,” by Phyllis Zeisel

Ubi Sunt Phyllis Zeisel Where are the footsteps that once reechoed along narrow corridors patterned with light, through the thoughtful silence of the library? Where are the feet that wore small hollows on the steps in Linden and Middle, that raced across the hockey field in the crisp days of Autumn? Where are the voices, …

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Conversación con Delfín Prats*

Jorge Luis Pérez Reyes Delfín Prats Jorge Luis Pérez Reyes: ¿Por qué el poemario Para festejar el ascenso de Ícaro tiene un título que evoca la cultura grecolatina? Delfín Prats: Mira, mi formación fue autodidacta, yo aprendí los rudimentos de la poesía asimilando los poetas rusos, a esto creo que deba el ritmo presente en …

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A Perspective on Existentialism and Moral Responsibility in the Age of COVID-19*

Stephanie Prchal Today, our society has found itself within a major global event: the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the midst of it now, a plethora of anxieties, questions, revelations, condemnations, and more have erupted from people seeking to make sense of their situation and purpose. The COVID-19 crisis—rife with death, isolation, and uncertainty—has forced the individual to …

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‘La flauta mágica’: del cine mudo al imperio del clic

Yoandy Cabrera La flauta mágica de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart fue presentada por primera vez en Viena el 30 de septiembre de 1791. El libreto fue escrito por Emanuel Schikaneder, su primer director, y la pieza consta de dos actos. Se trata de una de las óperas más famosas y representadas del repertorio internacional, lo cual …

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‘La Gran Tirana:’ A Dramatic Output of the Queen of Latin Soul

Alyssa Giardono Jessica Pequeño Mendoza La Gran Tirana: Descarga Dramática (The Great Tyrant) is a play about the life of the legendary Lupe Victoria Yolí Raymond, commonly known as La Lupe. The play was part of the Destinos Chicago International Latino Theater Festival which took place this year from October 14th to November 21st at …

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Brief Biography and Bibliography of Reinaldo Arenas

Radamés Suárez  Reinaldo Arenas was born on July 16, 1943 in the Cuban easternmost province of Oriente, the illegitimate son of José Arenas and Oneida Fuentes. Raised in poverty in the countryside, he grew up to be one of the most talented and prolific writers of the Hispanic World despite the relative cultural sterility of …

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Equívocos / Misconceptions. Early 21st Century Cuban Poets

Cabrera, Yoandy (ed.). Equívocos / Misconceptions. Early 21st Century Cuban Poets. kýrne and LPRC Department at Rockford University, 2021. Printed Book: Available on Amazon Ebook: Available on Google Play This bilingual anthology of contemporary Cuban poets began as a project within the Advanced Translation Theory and Practice class taught by Dr. Yoandy Cabrera in Spring …

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Early 21st Century Cuban Poets: Jorge Luis Arcos

Introductory Note by Dr. Yoandy Cabrera Jorge Luis Arcos, like Fina García-Marruz, is one of those writers for whom essay, analysis, and poetry intersect and complement each other. Though he was old enough to belong to those known as “Generación de los 80,” he began to publish his poetry with the next batch of authors, …

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Antígonas: The Relationship Between Greek Mythology and Latin America Today

Alyssa Giardono During ancient Grecian times, some of the shared traditions we still have today consist of rights to a proper burial. Antigone was a woman who lived to see the death of her brother, Polynices. When he was killed, the ruler of her city, who was also her uncle, forbade Antigone from burying him. …

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Dejar la isla: José Abreu Felippe

Cuando salí de La Habana, ¡válgame Dios! José Abreu Felippe Mis hermanos Juan y Nicolás lograron irse por el Mariel en 1980. Juan por el Cuatro Ruedas, frente al Alí Bar –donde en sus buenos tiempos cantaba El Benny–, uno de los centros de recepción de la escoria, enarbolando su Carta de Libertad de cuando …

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