Congregations

By Omar Pérez b. 1964 Omar Perez

Translated By Kristin Dykstra

One fisherman alongside the other
one seagull alongside the other
seagulls over the fishermen.
 

Omar Perez, "Congregations" from Did You Hear About the Fighting Cat?. Copyright © 2010 by Omar Perez. Reprinted by permission of Kristin Dykstra.

Source: Did you hear about the fighting cat? (Shearsman Books, 2010)

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Poet Omar Pérez b. 1964

POET’S REGION Caribbean

Subjects Activities, Jobs & Working, Nature, Landscapes & Pastorals, Seas, Rivers, & Streams, Animals

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The son of revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, poet, editor, and translator Omar Pérez was born and raised in Havana. He earned a degree in English at the University of Havana and studied Italian at the Universitá per Straniere di Siena. He has worked as a journalist for El Caimán Barbudo, and as an editor for the magazine La naranja dulce. A former member of the Cuban intellectual group Paideia, he edited the poetry magazine . . .

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SUBJECT Activities, Jobs & Working, Nature, Landscapes & Pastorals, Seas, Rivers, & Streams, Animals

POET’S REGION Caribbean

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