- Santa Barbara Mission Room (UCEN)
Ricardo Pau-Llosa and Enrico Mario Santí have recently published a bilingual volume of poetry, Intruder between Rivers/Intruso entre ríos, with Pau-Llosa’s English originals and Santí’s translations of “Cuban” poems—poems with Cuban or Cuban exile themes. The reading will be bilingual, in English and Spanish—or rather, Cuban-Spanish. This reading, as indeed the translation, is experimental—it casts Pau-Llosa’s elegant English prosody into the hypothetical, original Cuban Spanish of both memory and daily experience.
Ricardo Pau-Llosa is the author of seven books of poetry, the last five with Carnegie Mellon University Press. Among his titles are included Parable Hunter (2008) and Man (2014). His eighth collection is due out next year. His poems have appeared in journals such as Ambit, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, The Fiddlehead, Hudson Review, Island, New England Review, PN Review, Poetry, Prism, Southern Review, Stand, and Virginia Quarterly Review. He is also an art critic and curator specializing in modern Latin American art and a professor of English and Creative Writing at Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus. He fled Cuba with his family in 1960 and has lived in the United States ever since.
Dr. Enrico Mario Santí is a Research Professor at Claremont Graduate University and Professor Emeritus at the University of Kentucky. With degrees from Vanderbilt and Yale, he has also taught at
Duke, Cornell, and Georgetown. Dr. Santí has authored 10 books, edited 18 volumes, and published more than 100 articles, essays, and interviews. His essays have been collected in Mano a mano: ensayos de circunstancia (2013), Bienes del siglo: sobre cultura cubana (2002), and Escritura y tradición (1988).