Poetas cubanos exiliados en España (1959-2022)*

Felipe LázaroDirector de la Editorial Betania y los muertos echan brotes y florecen PAUL CELAN El exilio cubano en España desde 1959 Una de las consecuencias más trágicas y negativas de la Revolución cubana ha sido el masivo, sucesivo y gigantesco éxodo de ciudadanos cubanos durante estos 63 años de poder totalitario en Cuba. Desde …

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‘Matrioshka’ de Sheyla Pool: de la noche chata insular a la isla del trauma

Yoandy Cabrera  El corto Matrioshka de Sheyla Pool es una de las propuestas que se estrenan en el Miami Film Festival, en específico el 10 de marzo de 2022. El filme aborda la pérdida de un ser querido, el trauma que esta produce y el modo en que ambos —pérdida y trauma— potencian la hostilidad …

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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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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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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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RU in Hindsight: “To Walt Whitman,” by Wilma Anderson

To Walt Whitman Wilma Anderson, '24 You overwhelm me, Walt Whitman, With your gutter songs and your God songs, With your songs without rhyme and meter, With your triumphant audacity that ignores the fetters of classical bondage. You are the poet of all thoughts, of all men and women, and of the inanimate things which …

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Early 21st Century Cuban Poets: Dashel Hernández Guirado

Introductory Note by Dr. Yoandy Cabrera Dashel Hernández Guirado has published three collections of poems. His poetry moves between elements of Neo-romanticism, an enormous degree of expressiveness and fluidity, parody, metalinguistics, and culturalism. For Hernández, there is, essentially, a cherished lyrical “tú” (you) whom the poetic “yo” often addresses. His poetry merges Neoplatonism, homoeroticism, and …

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María Luisa Gómez Mena: musa, amor y mecenas de Manuel Altolaguirre

José Ramón Alonso-Lorea El amor rompe esas nubes y apaga tristezas, sóloquisiera sacarme el almapara quererte del todoo que tu vida, amor mío,que veo torre se haga pozoque en mí se clave, se pierda,como un reflejo sonorode mi sueño, de ese sueñoque se me va de los ojos.“Romance.” De Manuel Altolaguirre a María Luisa Gómez …

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