Today is celebrated the Ibero-American Day of the Tenth and the Improvised Verse. One reason marks the date: the birth, on September 30, 1922, of Jesus Orta Ruiz, the Cuban who with that poetic composition came to the sap of this land artistically weaving the folklore of our fields with the popular grace. The… Continue Reading »
9 days ago the poet from Matanzas Carilda Oliver Labra left this world; but that only means that her earthly life gave way to a phenomenon that many believe impossible: immortality. Thousands have been the expressions of affection and respect that have come to the house of Tirry 81 from any part of the world…. Continue Reading »
In some slip of the time is a special book. Not only for being dedicated to children or for constituting a tribute to the great Spanish poet Federico García Lorca in the romances it contains, but also because it manages to capture realities of everyday life, samples of fertile imagination and an invitation to enter… Continue Reading »
A long time ago poetry ceased to be just the container where accumulate a few anguish with excesses of fainting metaphors and almost useless similes recostados to the corner of a line. Instead, a new spirit seized the verses, a strong, harrowing, hard essence that goes to the very root of the human being and… Continue Reading »
Matanzas bride came again your birthday, July six, blessed years in your calendar. Filled the city with love, and play the lyric in the deep of your Tirry in a fearless way. Love you with your way to be the city you say Carilda own it all. For your poetry, because of your original… Continue Reading »
Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets, celebrates its 40 anniversaries, and shows the art of glorious people in a hall. In Matanzas genesis there are many worthy things, the city is poetry, as it is every work that we can find in the Handicraft Hall. Pedro Esquerré, gallery, makes the visitor feels pleasure, shows now… Continue Reading »
A colleague, a young journalist, comes up to me and tells me that her boss told her that she should try harder, because she has few works published on the website. She told me that her sector does not generate much information, that this is the cause of her few publications.
Never before in Cuban poetry did the nationalism of a country still pregnant with racist prejudices, a land in which it sowed the pride of belonging and devoted noble verses drowned in exquisite sensitivity and innate talent, shone so much.
The poet and editor Alfredo Zaldívar and the musician Lázaro Horta will unite to offer a tribute to prominent artists of the letters. Casa Bacardí, from the Institute of Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami, will host the spring concert Poetry in Music, coming April 20th, from 8:30 p.m.