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: HAVANA CUB
With a poetic production that spans more than half a century and has achieved enormous popularity, Nancy Morejón was awarded the Cuban National Literature Prize in 2001. Morejón's most recent awards are the Gold Crown of Macedonia (2006), the Rafael Alberti Award (2007), plus the Gallega Universal Writer (2008) and the prestigious Latin American Studies Association Award (2012). In 2013 she was awarded the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic. In 2008, Morejón was elected president of the Association of Writers of the Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas Cubanos (UNEAC), a position she held for many years. She has been Director of the Cuban Academy of Language and the Caribbean Studies Center at Casa de las Américas, Havana, epicenter of Cuban and Latin American intelligentsia. Since 2001 she has served as Director of UNEAC's Revista Unión. Prize-winning translators have rendered her poetry into more than ten languages. Bilingual Spanish-English editions of her poetry collections include: BLACK WOMAN AND OTHER POEMS/MUJER NEGRA Y OTROS POEMAS (Mango Publishing, 2004), WITH EYES AND SOUL: IMAGES OF CUBA (White Pine Press, 2004), and HOMING INSTINCTS/QUERENCIAS (Cubanabooks, 2014).