Pablo Medina

Cuban-born Pablo Medina is the author of eighteen books, among them the poetry collections Soledades, The Island Kingdom, The Man Who Wrote on Water, Calle Habana, Points of Balance/Puntos de Apoyo; the novels Cubop City BluesThe Cigar RollerThe Return of Felix Nogara, and Marks of Birth; and the memoir Exiled Memories: A Cuban Childhood. In 2015 he published a collection of translations from the Spanish of Virgilio Piñera titled The Weight of the Island, and in 2008 he translated (with Mark Statman) García Lorca's Poet in New York. Medina’s work has appeared in various languages and in magazines and periodicals throughout the world.  Winner of many awards for his work, including fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, The Cintas Foundation, the state arts councils of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and others, Medina is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College in Boston.