Nancy Morejon is likelyÂ the best known and most widely translatedÂ woman poet of post-revolutionary Cuba. Born in 1944 in Havana to a militantÂ dock worker and a trade-unionist seamstress, MorejÃ³n graduated from Havana University.Â She has receivedÂ the Criticâ€™s Prize (1986) and theÂ National Prize forÂ Â Literature (2001).
She declares, â€œI am, at once, Nancy Morejon, an individual, a unity, who cannot be subdivided into partsÂ as one does when learning mathâ€¦I am not more of a black personÂ than a woman; I am not more of a woman than a Cuban; I am not more ofÂ a black person than a Cuban. I am a brief combustion of those factors.â€
Poet Jayne Cortez has called her poems â€œlyrical,Â compassionate, complex, and dazzling in their subtleties.â€
Please join us for an hour with Nancy Morejon in conversation with Tony Ryan.
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