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1/27/2013

Readings on Nicolas Guillen

So, I hope you have been enjoying the works of Cuban poet Nicolas Guillen. I certainly have learned a whole lot more about him than I did in the course on Spanish Caribbean writers that I took at UWI, Mona.

Thanks to poet Leonard Dabydeen for sharing his comments, including several of Guillen's poems that I had not read before. Much appreciated, Leonard.

In this post, I would like to share with you some titles on Guillen and his work in case you would like to read more about him.

  • Yoruba from Cuba. Selected Poems by Nicolas Guillen. Translated by Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres. Peepal Tree Press Ltd. 2005. 
  • Nicolas Guillen. Popular Poet of the Caribbean. Ian Isidore Smart. University of Missouri Press. 1990.
  • Cuba's Nicolas Guillen: Poetry and Ideology. Keith Ellis. University of Toronto Press. 1983.
  • Man-Making Words. Selected Poems of Nicolas Guillen. Translated and annotated by Robert Marquez and David Arthur McMurray. University of Massachusetts Press. 1972.
  • Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology. Edited by Mark Weiss. University of California Press. 2009. (I previously recommended this excellent resource on Cuban poetry when I featured poet Nancy Morejon.

2 comments:

Leonard Dabydeen said...

You're WELCOME Yasmin.

Yasmin Morais said...

Thanks for your comment, Leonard. Have a great day!