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A blog from Cuba. The diary of a survivor. I share here my texts, not only literary, almost always illustrated with photos taken by me.
(b. Ceballos, Cuba, 1970) When I was about fourteen I published my first poems. My book of poems, "Revelations Tied to the Mast" (1996) was a finalist for the National Critics Award. I founded the Catholic Press Union of Cuba in 1996. I belonged to the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) from 1997 until my resignation on January 24, 2001. I am an editor and designer of cultural publications. My books of poetry, fiction and essays have been published in Cuba, Mexico and Spain. "Man in the Clouds " is the title of a story from the book "Perfect String" (Award Cirilo Villaverde, 2004). Contact: email@example.com
Author Archives: manintheclouds
Photos: Francis Sanchez I went shopping in search of a hoe. Perhaps it was suddenly suggested to me by the partisan propaganda which always lays a guilt trip on the will of the majority — yeah, the runaway slaves who … Continue reading
Photo: Francis Sánchez [In this part of an unedited interview, which I don’t know when it will be published, I respond to the question: “Ciego de Ávila: Love or scorn?”] I have tried to invent the province lovingly, although for … Continue reading
Interview of Salvador Bueno (fragment*) I met him in 1998. That year, on October 12, he received the “José Vasconcelos” prize in a ceremony at the National Hotel in Havana. The gold medal, conferred by the Hispanic Affirmation Front (HAF) … Continue reading
One day I discovered that my wife accused me of attempted murder. She based her accusation on a poem she had found among my unpublished scribbles, where I addressed the dream of a just death that could follow a liberating … Continue reading
(A Contribution to Travel Literature) That the facilities for obtaining patents for small services trigger a headlong rush among Cubans you already knew. The restrictions on private enterprise, and chronic shortages, plus the deep social (and stomach!) vacuum left by … Continue reading
What confusion. Pablo Milanes, the mythical founder of the Movement for the Nueva Trova (1972), began the second part of his nationwide tour “For Cuba” in the center of the island, only about ten minutes on a bike from my … Continue reading