Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. African American Studies. Photography. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Spanish by David Frye and Pamela Carmell. This spectacular collaboration between one of Cuba's most important contemporary poets and a U.S. documentary photographer creates a compelling portrait of Cuba. Milton Rogovin traveled to Cuba in the mid-1980s to photography those he calls "the forgotten ones". He encountered renowned Afro-Cuban poet Nancy Morejón, who, upon seeing his images, selected both new and old poems to appear alongside the photographs, creating a multidimensional capsule of a place that has been all but invisible to us since the induction of the embargo over 40 years ago.
Author City: HAVANNA CUB
Nancy Morejón is one of Cuba's outstanding contemporary poets. An award-winning poet whose work is widely anthologised, Afro-Cuban Morejón is also a critic, essayist, literary researcher and Director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies at Casa de Las Americas in La Habana. Morejón won in 2002, Cuba's prestigious National Literature Prize. Her books in English include WITH EYES AND SOUL: IMAGES OF CUBA (White Pine Press, 2004) and BLACK WOMAN AND OTHER POEMS (Mango Publishing, 2004).