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Barquet: a Cuban American poet in Matanzas

Gloria Machado León 27 noviembre, 2015

Invited by the House of Memory Escénica the poet Jesús J. Barquet is visiting on November 30th Matanzas city to give a talk about the Cuban poetry of the post revolutionary diaspora. In the afternoon he will present and distribut for free books like: Cuerpos del delirio, which is a poetic volume of authorship, published by Letras Cubanas, and also the book Todo parecía, which is a Cuban poetry anthology of contemporary gay and lesbian issues, compiled by Barquet and Virgilio Lopez Lemus.

Cuerpos del delirio combines poems written inside and outside the island between 1971 and 2008. According to the poet and journalist Marilyn Bobes «is composed of texts covering all subjects (from homosexual love to the circumstances of what he called exile), even offering the author disagreements with certain aspects of the national reality, even when done in a respectful and appropriate way «.

Jesus J. Barquet resides in the United States since 1980 and has also published books of poetry such as Sin decir el mar (1981), Naufragios (1998), Sin fecha de extinción (2004), among others. This time it will come to Matanzas to discuss the Cuban poetry is done from a foreign land, which for geographical reasons also not stop, Cuban poetry.

Original text by on Nov 27th, 2015

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