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Bilingual Poetry Reading and Discussion of Current Situation in Cuba with Nancy Morejón

Thu April 25th 2024, 4:00pm
Event Sponsor
Center for Latin American Studies
Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures
Building 200, History Corner
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 200, Stanford, CA 94305

Nancy Morejón (born 1944 in Havana) is a Cuban poet, critic, and essayist. She has been called "the best known and most widely translated woman poet of post-revolutionary Cuba."She has produced a number of journalistic, critical, and dramatic works. One of the most notable is her book-length treatment of poet Nicolás Guillén. In 1982, she was awarded the Cuban "Premio de la Crítica" (Critic's Prize) for Piedra Pulida, and in 2001, she won Cuba's National Prize for Literature, awarded for the first time to a black woman. She also won the Golden Wreath of the Struga Poetry Evenings for 2006. She has toured extensively in the United States and in other countries; her work has been translated into more than ten languages, including English, Swedish and German.

This event is organized by The Cuba Observatory.