Burnt Sugar Cana Quemada: Contemporary Cuban Poetry in English and Spanish


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Free Press
Publish Date
August 01, 2006
6.74 X 0.37 X 8.3 inches | 0.3 pounds
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About the Author

Lori Marie Carlson was born in Jamestown, New York. She holds an M.A. in Hispanic Literature from Indiana University and has taught at several universities. Carlson is also the author of seven books for young adults, including the acclaimed Cool Salsa. The Sunday Tertulia is her first novel. She lives in New York City.
Oscar Hijuelos was born of Cuban parentage in New York City in 1951. He is a recipient of the Rome Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among others. His five previous novels have been translated into twenty-five languages.

Oscar Hijuelos nació de padres cubanos en Nueva York en 1951. Sus otras novelas incluyen Mr. Ives' Christmas, The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien, Our House in the Last World y A Simple Havana Melody (Una Sencilla Melodía Habanera). Vive en Nueva York.


"There are many wonderful revelations in this seductive collection, but perhaps the greatest comes from the bittersweet taste of Cuba with which it leaves us -- the sense of the beloved island, forever present in the poetic act of remembering."
-- Wendy Gimbel, author of Havana Dreams
"This is a fascinating collection that brings together writers from Cuba as well as those living in the diaspora. It underscores the many strains of Cuban poetry and its unique place in Hispanic literature. The anthology is an open invitation to know more about the authors included, to better acquaint ourselves with their work and contemporary Cuban poetry."
-- Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, Distinguished Professor, The City College Graduate Center, CUNY