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Author: Omar Perez

Born in 1964 in Havana, Cuba, Omar Pérez López is a member of the first generation to live fully under the auspices of the island's post-1959 government: children raised to envision the present and future in socially experimental terms. His second poetry collection, O¡ste hablar del gato de pelea?, or DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE FIGHTING CAT?, offered a mature, yet unusual, response to that ongoing challenge. The book was originally published by Letras Cubanas in 1998. Pérez' literary career ranges from poetry to essays and translations. His first book of poetry was the highly regarded ALGO DE LO SAGRADO (Havana: Unión, 1996), reprinted in a bilingual edition from Factory School with translations by Kristin Dykstra (New York, 2007). He was awarded Cuba's Nicolás Guillén Prize for Poetry for Crítica de la razón puta in late 2009, and early 2010 saw the release of his multilingual book of poems, Lingua Franca (Unión).

ALGO DE LO SAGRADO / SOMETHING OF THE SACRED
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ALGO DE LO SAGRADO / SOMETHING OF THE SACRED

Factory School

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Kristin Dykstra and Roberto Tejada, featuring an essay by Kristin Dykstra. "Omar Perez Lopez (1964-) was born in the city of Havana and has lived most of his life to date in Cuba. A forme...

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Did You Hear About the Fighting Cat?
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Did You Hear About the Fighting Cat?

Shearsman Books

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Spanish by Kristin Dykstra. This book takes up the experiment of connecting Buddhist practices to an American landscape. In a 2008 interview Perez states, "If Buddhism is to have ...

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