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Huge Hell Whether it Works or Not (For the Poetry of the ’90s)

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

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Salvador, a Seat Occupied in Cuban Literature

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

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The War of the Paladares (Restaurants)

(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

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What Confusion. What Joy. What Pain.

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

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On Closing

I had promised to publish two other parts of my last post, “Closed for Demolition”. Many days have gone by without my being able to do so.  I will no longer do it, because definitely what I had in mind … Continue reading

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Closed for Demolition

[I have decided to publish, before this blog is closed down, some texts that I didn’t publish at the time because it was practically impossible to do it because of obvious difficulties or because as time passed I doubted that it would … Continue reading

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The Word Birch

Foto: Francis Sánchez. One day a long time ago, I drew the word birch to my favourite and beloved poet Herberto Padilla, the word which he could never climb in such a short life the place where we had gone … Continue reading

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