Author: Zurelys Lopez Amaya

Zurelys López Amaya (La Habana, 1967). Poet, writer of fiction, and journalist. López Amaya is a graduate of the University of Havana in Communications. Her work has been published both on the island and off; her poems, interviews and literary reviews have been included in diverse national and international journals and magazines. Among her published works are the poetry collections: Pactos con la sombra (Unicornio Press, 2009) and Rebaños (Extramuros Press, 2010) —both also reedited by Atom Press in Florida in 2010; Minísculos espejos (Latin Heritage Foundation, Washington D.C., 2011); La señora solitaria (Unión, 2013); Lanzar la Piedra, with Spanish writer Verónica Aranda (Corazón de Mango, Colombia, 2015); Levitaciones (Matanzas, Havana, 2015); and La vela y el náufrago (Editorial Polibea, Spain, 2016). Currently she works as a specialist in the Center for Information on Contemporary Cuban Literary Writers at the Cultural Center Dulce María Loynaz in Havana.

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Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Women's Studies. Edited by Nancy Alonso and Katherine Hedeen. Translated by Jeffrey C. Barnett. "These verses and prose poems offer difficult, hermetic verbal snapshots of Cuba—ironic and anguished but not without hope...

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