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Author: Omar Perez

Omar Pérez's books include CUBANOLOGY (2018), Lingua Franca (2010); Oíste hablar del gato de pelea? (1999, translated as DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE FIGHTING CAT? by Kristin Dykstra, 2010); and ALGO DE LO SAGRADO (1996, translated as SOMETHING OF THE SACRED by Kristin Dykstra and Robert Tejada, 2007). His translations include Italian-Cuban novelist Alba de Céspedes's Nadie vuelve atrás (2003); and Shakespeare's As You Like It (as Como Les Guste, 2000). He received Cuba's Nicolás Guillén Prize for Poetry for Crítica de la Razón Puta (2009) as well as its National Critics' Prize for his essay collection La perseverancia de un hombre oscuro (2000). His work has also been featured in the anthology The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry, A Bilingual Anthology (2009). Pérez was born and raised in Havana. He earned a degree in English at the University of Havana and studied Italian at the Universitá per Straniere di Siena. He has worked as a journalist for El Caimán Barbudo, and as an editor for the magazine La naranja dulce. A former member of the Cuban intellectual group Paideia, he edited the poetry magazine Mantis in the '90s. Ordained as a Zen Buddhist monk, Pérez composes poems that engage languages, Zen, and political and cultural transcendence.

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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Cubanology

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Cubanology

Station Hill Press of Barrytown

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Translated with an Afterword by Kristin Dykstra. In 2002, while temporarily living in Europe (mostly Amsterdam), the poet Omar Pérez began writing in a notebook. His journey began as a short professional visit that shift...

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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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