Tag Archives: Mercedes Matamoros

Imaginary argument with anyone who might care

In everything I’ve read about Cuban women writers, Luisa Pérez de Zambrana is either called a romanticist (and dismissed for it) or a not-quite-romanticist or post-romanticist-but-not-a-modernista (and dismissed for that too). I see the romanticism in a lot of her … Continue reading

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List of poets in the anthology

Here’s the list of women poets that I have translated so far (some, many poems; some, only one). limitation is that they should have been publishing or writing between 1880 and 1930. I have another list of many more poets … Continue reading

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outrageously erased

Today in the library I meant to write up a formal description of my anthology project, but instead skimmed through biographical dictionaries. I checked out several huge fat multi-volume dictionaries of Latin American authors, and some other Spanish-language Encyclopedias of … Continue reading

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When Ran’s daughters meet

Oh happy synchronicity! I opened my juicy new “Poesía moderna en Cuba” and right smack in Juana Borrero’s short bio: Debido a esta doble cualidad de pintora y escritora, y la pintura, y a la precocidad de su geniio, Julián … Continue reading

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Genre classifications and sexism

I come up against this again and again. Critical literature focuses on defining a genre, and women end up just outside that definition. So it always looks like they just miss the boat because they’re not quite good enough. Really, … Continue reading

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