When Divas Howl at the Moon: The Diva Squad Poetry Collective is an anthology and accompanying CD (with music by Kevin Everett Robinson and his quartet) in which the poets Chezia Thompson Cager (U.S.), Ylonka Nacidit-Perdomo (Dominican Republic) and Linda Rodriguez Guglielmoni (Puerto Rico) celebrate a poetic dialogue that integrates English, Spanish, and indigenous languages in a unique act of collaboration. The book/CD presentation will be held on August 7, 2009, at 7:00pm. at McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY.
Chezia Thompson Cager teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Arts en Baltimore. She was awarded the prize for Poetry by an Individual author in 1999 y 2001 by the Maryland State Arts Council. She is the author of The Presence of Things Unseen: Giant Talk, Power Objects: A Message in a Bottle to My Daughter and Her Friends, and Teaching Jean Toomer’s 1923 CANE. When Divas Howl at the Moon is her third edited book in a series following When Divas Laugh (Black Classic Press) and When Divas Dance (Maissoneuve Press).
Linda Rodriguez Guglielmoni is a professor of Caribbean Literature, Film, and Creative Writing at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. Author of Metropolitan Fantasies -textos errantes and winner of the Raymond Carver Best Story Award, her poetry, poetic prose, critical essays, and translations have appeared in journals and anthologies such as From Totems to Hip-Hop, When Divas Howl at the Moon, and Noches de Cornelia: Poesía.
Dominican poet Ylonka Nacidit-Perdomo is the author of numerous poetry collections including Contacto de una mirada (1989), Alfonsina Storni: a través de sus imágenes y metáforas (1992), Luna Barroca (1996), Papeles de la noche (1998), Sobreaviso (1998), Triángulo en trébol (1999), Hacia el Sur (2001), Contrapunto (2001), and Contemplación (2007).