Looking Within/Mirar Adentro: Selected Poems/Poemas Escogidos, 1954-2000

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Looking Within/Mirar Adentro: Selected Poems/Poemas Escogidos, 1954-2000 by Morejon, Nancy; Cordones-Cook, Juanamaria; Abudu, Gabriel; Frye, David; Hall, Nancy Abraham, 9780814330388
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  • ISBN: 9780814330388 | 081433038X
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
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A bilingual edition of poetry from an important Cuban poet.

The African Cuban poet Nancy Morejon set out at a young age to explore the beauty and complexities of the life around and within her. Themes of social and political concern, loyalty, friendship and family, African identity, women's experiences, and hope for Cuba's future all found their way into her poems through bold metaphor and tender lyricism. This panoramic anthology, selected from ten volumes of Morejon's work and organized by theme, contains some poems that have already been acclaimed in several languages, others that are less known, and some never before published. Overall they present to Morejon's readership an enhanced, broader, and updated spectrum of her poetry in a Spanish-English edition.

Although Morejon does not sympathize as much with intellectualized feminism as with "street" feminism (the kind that erupts with force as it confronts daily life), her poems illuminate issues in women's existence. Without intending to, she has revitalized contemporary Caribbean feminist literary disc

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