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.
Pablo Medina was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in New York City. He is the author of more than twenty published works, including poetry, fiction, works in translation, and a memoir. Medina is the recipient of numerous honors and awards for his writing and translations, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund. He has taught at a number of American colleges and universities, most recently the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. With poet Mark Statman, Medina translated Federico García Lorca's Poet in New York (Grove Press, 2008) a translation that John Ashbery described as "the definitive version of Lorca's masterpiece."