Category Archives: Cuban women poets

Help us bring Cuban women’s voices to the United States!!

Cubanabooks: Helping Women, Building Bridges Help us bring Cuban women’s voices to the United States!! DONATE NOW! When Barack Obama and Raul Castro made simultaneous pledges this January, to renew political ties between the United States and Cuba, the hopes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ophelias by Aida Bahr

Minerva Rising‘s Linsdey Grudnicki has this to say about Aida Bahr’s Ophelias/Ofelias: Madness comes in many forms. Ophelias, Aida Bahr’s latest story collection, tactfully touches upon many of them, exploring the mysterious forces that can bring even the strongest human … Continue reading

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Scary Sounds at Night…

Raising the hairs on the back of your neck from Cuba Truthfully I can’t read Maria Elena Llana’s stories before bed. The offerings in An Address in Havana/ Domicilio habanero (bilingual edition) are just a bit too spooky. Now don’t … Continue reading

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Screams of Pain and Pride

Screams of Pain and Pride: The World According to GH Georgina Herrera, or GH, as she is frequently called by her fans, is not someone that you can keep quiet. And that’s a good thing, if you ask me–and you … Continue reading

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Don’t Doubt Cuba’s Creativity

Are you one of the millions of US citizens duped into believing that all Cubans in Cuba are either mindless automatons producing state-controlled pablum, or dissidents clamoring to get out of a living hell? If so, don’t blame yourself. We’ve … Continue reading

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Translating Mirta Yáñez–My Wounds Are Still Bleeding…

Translating Mirta Yáñez’s prize-winning novel The Bleeding Wound (2014 Cubanabooks Press; originally Sangra por la herida, 2011, Letras Cubanas) was sometimes painful task–but not just in terms of how to get across idiosyncrasies in the author’s language, culture, and personal … Continue reading

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“También hay de todo en la viña de las señoras” Entrevista de Mirta Yáñez por Helen Hormilla

“También hay de todo en la viña de las señoras” Entrevista a la narradora cubana Mirta Yáñez[1] por Helen Hernández Hormilla Para describir a Mirta Yáñez me gustaría usar como primer adjetivo el de cubana. Sí, porque además de ser … Continue reading

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Pamela Carmell’s Road to Homing Instincts

My long history of reading Nancy Morejón’s poetry began in the 70s and 80s. It was an exhilarating time for women’s writing from all over the world, with an outpouring of very ambitious, innovative anthologies of women’s poetry. The editors—mostly … Continue reading

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La última novela de Mirta Yáñez es una orden: Sangra por la herida (*)

Sangra por la herida/The Bleeding Wound En la novela de Mirta Yáñez, Sangra por la herida, los personajes van apareciendo, de un modo pudiera decirse casi convencional, sin menoscabar el recurso, en la literatura y en el cine, y casi … Continue reading

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POETISAS SI 10/20

Desde las iniciales décadas del siglo XX, la poesía cubana alcanzó un notable grado de madurez y originalidad, en buena medida gracias a su noción del papel que le correspondía como expresión de cubanía ante la contaminación de apócrifas proposiciones … Continue reading

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