Sign up for our mailing list:

Sign up to receive updates about new titles, events, special offers, and other Cubanabooks news:

Poetry

Purchase Poetry by Cuban Women Writers

Cubanabooks is dedicated to providing a discerning audience with the very best in contemporary literature by Cuban women writers, in quality soft cover editions at a reasonable price. Here you will be able to peruse the list of available offerings as it expands and purchase your choices directly from the Cubanabooks site.

Always Rebellious / Cimarroneando

Selected Poetry by Georgina Herrera / Poemas Escogidos de GeorginaHerrera

By Georgina Herrera

Translated by María Rodriguez-Alcalá, Juanamaría Cordones-Cook and Alexander Michael Cordones Cook

Just released in 2014

Always Rebellious / Cimarroneando

This bilingual volume of poetry introduces the unique voice of Cuban writer Georgina Herrera.

Of African descent, Georgina Herrera (April 23, 1936–) was born in Jovellanos, the capital of Matanzas, to a family with great pride in its racial pedigree. From an uneducated background, she was brought up in an environment lacking in basic material resources, let alone books. This home was controlled by a repressive patriarchal hand with rules of obedience that discouraged thinking, and therefore, by extension, incomprehensive of this daughter’s rebellious spirited and poetic inclination. In any case, Georgina never considered submission a viable alternative. Authoritarian parenting could not contain her creative genius nor tame her independent spirit. It prompted within her a contrarian reaction, fanning an irrepressible cimarron rebelliousness that would lead the poet to express an overflowing creativity. Read more...

Retail price $17.95, Cubanabooks Website special only $12 + shipping!

Order now!
ISBN 978-0-9827860-6-2

Also available at Amazon (print or Kindle edition), Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, Ingrams, and Indiebound!
ALWAYS REBELLIOUS / CIMARRONEANDO

Homing Instincts/Querencias

By Nancy Morejón

Translated by Pamela Carmell

Just released in 2014

Homing Instincts/Querencias

The poems in this collection, most translated for the first time, span a broad spectrum of love: love of family and friends, love of homeland and Havana, romantic love, lost love, the exaltation of a goddess of love, and the adoring love of Cuban artists past and present. Of that wide-ranging love, Ms. Morejón has said, "Formo parte de una familia, una comunidad, de una nación de las que no he querido ni podido apartarme sino que las reclamo con amor en cada uno de mis gestos." (I am part of a family, a community, a nation—all of which I haven't wanted to leave behind, but rather to reach out to them with love in every one of my actions [acceptance speech, Golden Wreath Award, Struga, Macedonia, 2006]). Read more...

Retail price $17.95, Cubanabooks Website special only $12 + shipping!

Order now!
ISBN 978-0-982-7860-5-5

Also available at Amazon (print or Kindle edition), Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, Ingrams, and Indiebound!

Homing instincts

Flocks/Rebaños

By Zurelys López Amaya

Translated By Jeffrey C. Barnett

Forthcoming in 2016

Flocks/Rebaños

This bilingual volume of poetry presents the heart-wrenching, critical and rebellious voice of Zurelys López Amaya. 

Prepublication ordering begins early in 2016.

children playing in The Cerro Municipality

The Visits/Las visitas

By Mirta Yáñez

Translated By Elizabeth Miller

Forthcoming in 2016

The Visits/Las visitas

In this fresh handful of poems, Time is given to us, not as a concept but as an experience, a vital participation in its flowing and resonance in a sensitive personal pace diapason, capable of responding harmoniously to the signals that flow from all corners of a lively city--Havana, visited by a refined, vibrant poetic temperament. Bilingual Spanish/English edition. 

Prepublication ordering begins early in 2016.

Cover art by Marilis Machado