Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. "Pablo Medina's poems belong to the real world even while they move across the borders of dreams and wild imagination. They sustain a tone that's both sophisticated and innocent, delivering fresh news of what it feels like to be alive and human. I love these poems for their music and vivid imagery. I love their clarity, whether evoking city or bull pasture or bedroom, or an interior landscape. I love following the poet's surprising thought, as he delves into the heart and the mind and the world"—Joan Larkin.
Cuban-born Pablo Medina is the author of nineteen books, most recently the novel THE FOREIGNER'S SONG: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (Tiger Bark Press, 2021), The Cuban Comedy, Soledades (poems in Spanish), THE ISLAND KINGDOM (Hanging Loose Press, 2015), and THE MAN WHO WROTE ON WATER (Hanging Loose Press, 2011). His critically acclaimed translations include García Lorca's Poet in New York (with Mark Statman) and Alejo Carpentier's seminal novel The Kingdom of This World. Medina's work has appeared in various languages and in magazines and periodicals throughout the world. Winner of many awards for his work, including fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation, Medina lives in Williamsville, Vermont, and is on faculty at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.Author City: BOSTON, MA USA