Nancy Morejón

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 12:30 pm
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Cuban poet and translator Nancy Morejon reads from her work. Free.
Humanities Building, The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives, Creating Writing Department, Women and Gender Studies Department
The Poetry Center
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Nancy Morejón is a well-regarded translator of French and English into Spanish, particularly Caribbean writers, including Edouard Glissant, Jacques Roumain and Aimé Césaire, René Depestre. Morejón has produced a number of journalistic, critical and dramatic works. One of the most notable is her book-length treatments of poet Nicolás Guillén. In 1986 she won the Cuban Critics Prize for Piedra Pulida, and in 2001 won Cuba’s National Prize for Literature, awarded for the first time to a black woman. Her poetry explores a range of themes including the mythology of the Cuban nation and the relation of the blacks of Cuba within that nation. Her work has been translated into English, German, French, Portuguese, Gallego, Russian, Macedonian, and others. She is director of Revista Union, journal of the Union of Writers and Artists. Morejón has toured extensively in the United States and in other countries; her work has been translated into more than 10 languages, including English, Swedish and German.

Press coverage

Golden Gate Xpress, August 30, 2014