October 21, 2021 - 4:30 pm
These three acclaimed US Latin-Caribbean authors will be discussing both current trends in the field and new explorations within their respective poetic and fiction works. The event will be bilingual.
Achy Obejas is a Cuban American writer, translator, and activist whose work focuses on personal and national identity. Her story collection, The Tower of the Antilles, was a PEN/Faulkner finalist and her novel, Days of Awe, was called one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times. Her poetry has appeared in Lithub, Prairie Schooner, Another Chicago Magazine, and many other publications.
Kianny Antigua is a Dominican Fiction writer, poet and translator. Antigua has published twenty-two children’s literature books, four books of short stories, two collections of poems, two anthologies, a microfiction book, a novel, and a magazine. She is also the translator and narrator of Dominican, a novel by Angie Cruz (Seven Stories Press, 2021). She has won sixteen literary awards.
Urayoán Noel is a Puerto Rican poet, performer, translator, and critic living in the Bronx, New York. He has published seven books of poetry and the prize-winning study In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam, and he edited and translated Architecture of Dispersed Life: Selected Poetry by Pablo de Rokha, which was a finalist for the National Translation Award. Noel teaches at New York University and at Stetson University’s MFA of the Americas.
Mabel Cuesta is a Cuban scholar, poet and fiction writer. She has published Lecturas Atentas. Una visita desde la ficción y la crítica a veinte narradoras cubanas contemporáneas (Almenara, 2019); In Via, In Patria (Literal Publishing, 2016 & Ediciones Matanzas, 2019); Nuestro Caribe. Poder, raza y postnacionalismos desde los límites del mapa LGBTQ (Isla Negra, 2016); Bajo el cielo de Dublín (Ediciones Vigía, 2013); and Cuba post-soviética: un cuerpo narrado en clave de mujer (Cuarto Propio, 2012). She is an Associate Professor of US Latinx and Caribbean Literature at the University of Houston.
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