Pablo Medina

Cuban-born Pablo Medina is the author of eighteen books, among them the poetry collectionsSoledades, The Island Kingdom, The Man Who Wrote on Water, and Calle Habana; the novelsCubop City Blues, The Cigar Roller, The Return of Felix Nogara, and Marks of Birth; and the memoir Exiled Memories: A Cuban Childhood. In 2015 he published a collection of translations from the Spanish of Virgilio Piñera titled The Weight of the Island, and in 2008 he translated (with Mark Statman) García Lorca's Poet in New York. Winner of many awards for his work, including fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and others, Medina is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College in Boston.

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