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|He was born, in Palma Soriano, Cuba, in 1952,
lives in Miami since 1965. He has published
several books of poems and essays in the
United States, Mexico and Spain. Poetry:
Manas de la poesia (1981), El pajaro tras
la flecha (1988), Fosa comun (1996), Escrito
para borrar (1997), La noche (2003), Casa
de todos (2005), La noche y los suyos (2005).
Essays: Elogio del garabato (1994), Cuerpos
en bandeja (1998), Mi vida con los delfines
(1996), Amigo enigma (2000). He has also
published two anthologies: Tallar en nubes
(1999), a collection of notes taken from
Jose MartiLs "Notebooks" and Concierto
en La Habana, texts by Juan Ramon Jimenez,
Garcia Lorca, Luis Cernuda, Thomas Merton,
Wallace Stevens, Ernest Hemingway and some
of CubaLs most respected writers, inspired
by the islandLs capital. His work has been
celebrated by the late Mexican poet Octavio
Paz, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
in 1990, and some of CubaLs foremost poets.
His poems immediately impressed me for their
inventiveness, their freshness, their effrontery
and rigor", wrote Paz. They have been
written with grace but also with an explosive
that blows all metaphors into smithereens
in full flight", while standing as "proof
that the Spanish language still knows how
to dance and sing". Gonzalez EstevaLs
intense and long dedication to projects that
enhance a better appreciation of Cuban culture
has made him well known to his fellow countrymen.
He has a vast experience as author of numerous
and original scripts for radio and stage,
and as producer of recitals of Cuban music.
His literary achievements were celebrated
by the Miami Book Fair International in 1999.
Hoja de viaje, Gonzalez EstevaLs Spanish
versions of haiku by master Japanese poet
Kobayashi Issa, was published in Spain in
2004. At the present, he is working on a
new book of versions of Basho, Buson, Shiki
and other master Japanese poets.
|Author: Orlando Gonzalez Esteva
Editor: Banfya Natsuishi
Translator: English by Peter Bush, Japanese by Banfya
Credits:1~10: Ginyu No.30, Ginyu Press, April 2006,
Copyright © 2001 World Haiku Association.
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