From David Abel:
Reed College Spanish Department
presents a bilingual poetry reading by
reading poems from Anima
Monday, Nov. 22
Psychology Auditorim (PSY 105)
José Kozer (Havana, 1940) is the son of parents who migrated to Cuba from Poland and Czechoslovakia in the 1920s, and the grandson of a founder of Adath Israel, Cuba’s first Ashkenazi synagogue. He studied law at the University of Havana, left Cuba in 1960, and received a BA from NYU in 1965. He taught for many years at Queens College of the City University of New York, retiring as a full professor in 1997, after which he lived for two years in Spain before settling in South Florida. He is the author of over 15 collections of verse. No buscan reflejarse (2002), a selection from past volumes, was the first poetry collection by a living Cuban exile to be published in Havana. Stet, a comprehensive selection of poems in a bilingual edition with translations by Mark Weiss, is available from Junction Press.