MiPOesias Digital Issue

The digital issue of the latest MiPOesias has been released! You can download it on iTunes. I’m thrilled to be in such amazing company. This digital version includes recordings of my poems “In The Trails of Montserrat,” “Remain,” and “Van Gogh’s Razor Blade.” Check it out here!

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American Academy of Arts and Letters.

I’m very happy to find out that my former professor and mentor at Boston University’s MFA program, author Ha Jin, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Ha Jin’s work was one of the main reasons I applied to B.U.’s program. After studying under him and relying on him still for guidance, I can honestly say I’ve seldom met a more humble, approachable, and brilliant literary mind. News of Ha Jin’s election can be found here.

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Conversation Between Literary Giants

If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend watching this incredible conversation between Junot Diaz and Toni Morrison. What they have to say about literature, gender, and race is incredibly important.

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Cuban Musician Santiago Feliu Has Passed Away.

One of the giants of Cuba’s Nueva Trova movement has passed away. My father used to listen to and talk to me about his music when I was a child.

R.I.P Santiago Feliu.

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February 12, 2014 · 6:43 pm

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists.

Happy to see my former poetry professor Denise Duhamel be named one of the finalists for this year’s National Book Critics Circle AwardI took Denise’s Poetic Techniques course as an undergrad at Florida International University a few years back. She’s a wonderful professor and a great poet. Big congrats!

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More Love From the Boston University MFA Blog.

Boston University’s MFA blog shared the news about some of my upcoming publications. BU’s program was instrumental in helping me craft my story collection and getting me started on my novel. For that, and for making me a better writer, I will be forever grateful.

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Another Upcoming Publication

I’ve just found out today that my short story “The Comforter,” which is based on tragic events that took place at a psychiatric hospital in Havana a few years ago, has been accepted for publication by the Southern Humanities Review! I’m excited to see this particular story in such a great journal.

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