In the Drying Shed of Souls / En al Secadoro de Almas: Poetry from Cuba's Generation Zero / Poesía Cubana de la Generacíon Cero (Paperback)

In the Drying Shed of Souls / En al Secadoro de Almas: Poetry from Cuba's Generation Zero / Poesía Cubana de la Generacíon Cero By Katherine M. Hedeen (Editor), Víctor Rodríguez Núñez (Editor) Cover Image
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A Spanish-English Dual Language anthology featuring selections from Cuba's "Generation Zero," including Luis Yuseff, Isaily P rez Gonz lez, Javier Marim n Miyares, Leymen P rez Garc a, Marcelo Morales Cintero, Oscar Cruz, Liuvan Herrera Carpio, Jamila Medina R os, Mois's May n Fern ndez, Legna Rodr guez Iglesias, and Sergio Garc a Zamora.]

It's not a clich by any means to declare that few times in its history has Cuban poetry been more varied, innovative, critical, and attractive than it is right now. And an undeniable part of it is what has been written by the so-called Generation Zero (Generaci n Cero), poets born after 1970 and who begin publishing after 2000. It's a numerous group, as the title of their most complete anthology illustrates, La isla en versos: Cien poetas cubanos The Island in Verse: One Hundred Cuban poets] (2011 and 2013). In fact, our selection of 11 poets was compiled having read over sixty books, tens of anthologies, and numerous journals and magazines. Indeed, the only way to truly do justice to this poetry is to offer up book-length anthologies; our aim in these pages is to be the first to simply introduce it to English-speaking readers.

These days, no one expects this kind of poetry from a Cuban, not in literary circles in the Spanish-speaking world, on the left or the right, not in North American academic and creative writing circles either. And perhaps that's why it hasn't received the attention it deserves.

Though they are relatively isolated, whether it be because of extremely limited access to the Internet or the difficulties of traveling off the island, Generation Zero poets aren't behind the times at all, on the contrary, they are at the forefront of poetry being written anywhere in the world. Here there's no trace of superficiality, no fear of emotional complexity or intellectual density, of formal rigor or experimentation. It's poetry open to reality and the most diverse forms of representation. The authors know that intellectuals participate in society through their cultural production.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781946031488
ISBN-10: 1946031488
Publisher: Glossarium: Unsilenced Texts
Publication Date: March 25th, 2019
Pages: 172
Language: English