Cubanology

Cubanology

Omar Perez
Kristin Dykstra, Translator

The poet Omar Pérez in 2002, while temporarily living in Europe (Amsterdam), began writing in a notebook, which eventually became Cubanology, a book of days. This three-year journey began as a short professional visit that shifts into something less defined when Pérez fell in love with a woman named Cristina. One of his daily entries suggests what the notebook chronicles in general, fusing everyday life into travel—“A memory of a flight, a journey, jour” (August 14, 2004). Along with the common and uncommon vicissitudes of a daily life, the result is a fusion of languages, streams of poetic thought and experience, excerpts from other writings, and the coalescence of an islandic consciousness reminiscent of many-minded Odysseus, if home were heart. The visual material interspersed through Cubanology is of Pérez’s visual art and photographs from that period as well as his residence on the Malécon in Havana.

Fall 2018

$15.00List Price: