Among the books presented at Casa de las Américas as part of the Cuban International Book Fair 2012, is a new anthology of contemporary Puerto Rican poetry Red de voces: poesía contemporánea puertorriqueña by writer and crític Áurea María Sotomayor. The collection was published by Casa’s series “La honda,” which specializes in emerging authors as well as uncommon and innovative themes.
In the words of editor Carlos Bernal, this poetry collection gathers the rich and divergent trends of poets like Ángela Dávila María Malavé, Yvonne Ochart, Rafael Acevedo, and Juan Carlos Quintero, constituting 23 different poetic forms.
Edited by Áurea María Sotomayor, “this proposal as a genuine metonymy on culture as a weapon capable of bridging differences in gender, racial and national identities, to capture the dialectic framework of our reality,” pronounced Bernal.
As Sotomayor states in her foreword, the book gathers authors from the Guajana poetry group of the 60s to more experimental poets of the 70s and 80s, to present a literature that until today has lacked visibility in Latin America.
For original review (in Spanish), see http://laventana.casa.cult.cu/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=6705