- Letter Alpha Writing (selections)
Supermarket candidates nervously smile To possible public. Still, how skillful Cashiers hired from before converse with Spontaneous customers, candidates breatheDestroy moment not lasting long no longer shining.
Something goes round and round 8, from 7 or behind Blurry like day you learned The numbers; confident you arrive One-handed teacher you ended up with It's what goes round.
To make, cowhide, coin purseIs being made from cow activated when opening zipper From memory of breathing anus When it bit grass? To frolic in the cow pulling out pieces Of shit from its coin purse?
To whom give thanks should I? To ureter, the urine taking Time it takes the water to warm up Or to electric entity of heaterLightning rod captured, before the bath? [End Page 28]
Illiteracy illusions: Literacy tutors lingered in river Laughing far from homeThinking about the paper I spent the evening I watched the night without a reference All circumstance quivering.
The one in the helmet greets the void shouting Unanswered: there is no construction work There's a part of the road up ahead missing From another work finished consequence: Distant figure answers.
What a specific place where they fix mufflers How tastily they eat lunch, hands black from mufflerThey look at each other, almost don't believe: they're so specific Their mechanical bodies, laugh, give of Fantastic muffler golds.
Outside, a leaf left to fly Falls in eye working matters Struggle idea in cut bouquets Opens light in the eye, inside. [End Page 29]
Javier Marimón Miyares (Matanzas, 1975) is a poet and playwright. He has published four books of poetry. A collection of short prose pieces and a play will appear in 2017. His work has been translated into English, German, and Italian. He currently lives in Puerto Rico.
Katherine M. Hedeen's latest book-length translations include night badly written and tasks by Cuban poet Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, and Nothing Out of This World, an anthology of contemporary Cuban poetry. 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.