Jan/Feb 2018 • Vol. XL No. 1 Generation Zero: New Cuban PoetryJanuary 1, 2018 |

Poems with Fog

From the Spanish.    poems with fog, horrendous poems with fog where you can't drive unless you risk crashing into something, the new foggy poets like to name London without having gone to London, as if the fog were exclusive to that city, as if there wasn't fog in other countries, in other cities conquered by England, poems with fog, horrendous poems with fog where car lights uncover your ghostly double, the new foggy poets like to stretch out on the grass like just another body beneath the fog, risking the Great Cold and dying without seeing London, without seeing another city or splendid country like England, poems with fog, horrendous poems with fog that make me think of my grandfather: today will be bright and sunny.

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Sergio Garcia Zamora
Sergio García Zamora (Esperanza, 1986) is a poet, literary critic, and editor. He graduated from the Central University of Las Villas in philology. He has published eleven books of prize-winning poetry. Most recently, the Fundación Loewe awarded him their prestigious Young Poet’s Prize (2016).
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Katherine M. Hedeen is the poetry in translation editor for the Kenyon Review and the associate editor of Action Books.  She is a two-time recipient of a NEA Translation Project Grant, she is a professor of Spanish at Kenyon College.
Víctor Rodríguez Núñez is one of Cuba's most outstanding contemporary writers. He has published more than thirty books of poetry throughout Latin America and Europe and has received major awards all over the Spanish-speaking world. He divides his time between Gambier, Ohio, where he is professor of Spanish at Kenyon College, and Havana, Cuba.

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