Only the Road/Solo El Camino: Eight Decades of Cuban Poetry
December 3, 2016
2 pm to 4 pm
Join poet and author Margaret Randall for a presentation, reading and book signing of ONLY THE ROAD/SOLO EL CAMINO: Eight Decades of Cuban Poetry. This book, featuring the work of more than 50 poets born between 1902 and 1981, paints a full and dynamic picture of modern Cuban life and poetry, highlighting unique features and idiosyncrasies; changes across generations; and the ebbs and flows between repression and freedom following the 1959 Revolution. It is the most complete bilingual anthology of Cuban poetry available to an English readership.
Poet essayist, oral historian, translator, photographer and social activist Margaret Randall, who lived and worked in Cuba for 11 years, not only translated each poem but also contributed extensive biographical notes for each poet and a historical introduction to twentieth-century Cuban poetry.
This event, made possible by the National Hispanic Cultural Center and by the generous support of the Bank of Albuquerque, will take place at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2016, in Salon Ortega within the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s History and Literary Arts Building.
Free public event