Cuban Poet Will Read From Works, Discuss Homeland

Cuban poet Nancy Morejon will present “Where the Island Sleeps Like a Wing,” a poetry reading and discussion about Cuba, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Wake Forest University. The free and public event will begin at 7 p.m. in Scales Fine Arts Center, Room A102. Morejon, a poet, journalist and literary critic, will discuss her life in Cuba in English and read from her poetry in Spanish. Wake Forest students will provide English translations of her poetry. Morejon’s work has received international acclaim and been translated into several languages. Her best known English translation, “Where the Island Sleeps Like a Wing,” was published in 1985. Morejon’s most recent collections are “Paisaje Celebre: Poemas 1987-1992” and “Botella al mar.” The event is sponsored by the Romance languages department, the women’s studies program and the Year of Globalization and Diversity planning committee. The Year of Globalization and Diversity is a yearlong series of events at Wake Forest focusing on the world’s development into a global community. For more information, call 336-758-5788 or visit the Year of Globalization and Diversity Web site at

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