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Un Cubano y Un Yanqui: Nicolás and Langston—Two Poets, Two Worlds, One Friendship (part of Artes de Cuba)

Monday, May 14, 2018 7:30 PM

ARTES DE CUBA: From the Island to the World

Pulitzer Prize–winning Cuban American playwright Nilo Cruz and Pulitzer Prize–winning U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey examine the connection between two great jazz-age poets, Cuban Nicolás Guillén and American Langston Hughes.

Price

$10

Run Time

Approx. 1-1/2 hours

About

Featuring Pulitzer Prize–winning Cuban American playwright Nilo Cruz (Anna in the Tropics, Bel Canto) and Pulitzer Prize–winning U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, this is an examination of the friendship and literary collaboration between two great jazz-age poets, Cuban Nicolás Guillén and American Langston Hughes. Cruz and Trethewey will talk about these poets’ lives as well as their influence on their own art. The event includes a cameo appearance by Nancy Morejón, one of the most distinguished Cubans in letters, whose mentor and teacher was Nicolás Guillén.
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