Nancy Morejón, an indispensable voice in contemporary Cuban poetry, has produced a book whose core centers on the people, experience, and landscape of the city. She has said “ I was born in Havana and for me the city is inside my poetic art, cities fascinate me.” In Before the Mirror, The City Morejon captures the tastes and colors that give this city and its people their unique character.
The book will be available May 15.
About the authors:
Nancy Morejon is one of the best-known poets of Cuba. Her work addresses contemporary issues of ethnicity, gender, history, and Afro-Cuban identity. She is currently the Director of Caribbean Studies at Casa de las Americas in Havana, Cuba.
David Frye is a professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan and a translator of many books from Spanish. His recent works of translation include: Super Extra Grande, by Yoss, The Weeping Woman by Zoe Valdes, and Simone: A Novel by Eduardo Lalo.
Juanamaria Cordones-Cook is a professor of Romance languages at the University of Missouri. Cordones-Cook extensive scholarly work includes research and publications on Spanish American writers and artists such as Luisa Valenzuela, Nancy Morejón, Jorge Luis Borges, Roberto Zurbano, and Belkis Ayón among others.
From White Pine Press.