A literary space honors a prominent Cuban poet (+ photos)

In the exhibition El reino de este mundo, of the Symbolist Cultural Foundation, the monumental work of the playwright, teacher and screenwriter, born in 1963, native of Sancti Spiritus, in central Cuba, is toured.

The activity involved intellectuals, cultural promoters and poets Yanelis Encinosa, Ricardo Alberto Pérez and Gertrudis Ortiz, organized jointly with the Cuban Book Institute.

Throughout his career, Rigoberto Rodríguez Entenza has highlighted the validity of the printed book as well as used books.

And he sees values ​​added to these, such as the date of the author and the work added to the editorial history, the note on the back cover or the introduction, and even the material with which it was made, because there is incomparable beauty in it, as he admitted publicly.

This author also reflects on the beauty of poetry and the importance of literary classics, and according to him, the poetry of Jose Martí or the work of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis are always read.

He graduated with a major in theater from the National School of Arts of Havana, with a degree in Literature and Spanish, has worked as an actor and theater director, as a screenwriter on radio and television, and for more than three decades as an oral scenic narrator.

He is a recipient of the National Medal of Culture and has won numerous literary awards, including the Raúl Gómez García National Poetry Prize (1987), the Rubén Martínez Villena National Poetry Prize (1988), the Onelio Jorge Cardoso National Short Story Prize (1988) and the Fayyad Gámez National Poetry Prize (2003).

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He also has the Eliseo Diego National Poetry Prize (1995) and the Nosside Caribe International Poetry Prize (2004) to his credit.

He has published poetry titles such as From These Lovers to Such a Story (1991), Crossed Sites 2003), Cuerpo de álamo (2003), The Last Day of the Shipwreck (2004), Other Stones Carved in Silence (2006), The Obsessive Way (2008), Last Night Left (2009), The Hand and the Silence (2014).


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