lunes, junio 10, 2013

Dylcia Pagán, la poeta

Guided by love (Guiados por amor) es un libro sobre Dylcia Pagán y las personas clave en su vida.  Incluye artículos y ensayos pertinentes que aparecen junto a la propia poesía de Pagán, cuentos, obras de arte y fotografías históricas. El libro ofrece una mirada introspectiva hacia la vida de Pagán como artista y activista, e intenta un equilibrio entre los momentos más jugosos de su encarcelamiento y su papel como "luchadora por la libertad."

Fuente:
http://2leafpress.org/online/dylcia-pagan-publish-book/

2Leaf Press is pleased to announce plans to publish Guided by Love: A Tribute to Dylcia Pagán, Former Puerto Rican Political Prisoner, edited by Lisa Sánchez González and Dylcia Pagán, Summer 2013.


Pagán, who is an activist, producer, director, poet and artist, was one of twelve Puerto Rican Nationalists that were arrested in 1980 and charged with seditious conspiracy (the act of attempting to overthrow the Government of the United States in Puerto Rico by force) and related charges. Sentenced to 63 years in 1981 and incarcerated in a U.S. federal prison, numerous national and international organizations criticized Pagán and her fellow Nationalist’s incarceration, categorizing it as political imprisonment. After serving 20 years, Pagán was released from prison on September 10, 1999, after President Bill Clinton extended her clemency.


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Guided by Love is a first hand account about Dylcia Pagán from key people in her life, including relevant articles and essays that appear alongside Pagán’s own poetry, stories, artwork, and historical photos. The book provides an introspective look at Pagán’s life as an artist as well as an activist, balancing the more salacious subject matter of her imprisonment and her role as “freedom fighter.” More importantly, Guided by Love asks readers to think deeply about Puerto Rico and its status as an American colony, the U.S. legal systems and its treatment of political prisoners, and the consequences of leading a life as a political and cultural activist.

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"Odio los fluidos que se me salen del cuerpo cada veintiséis días." Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (Guaynabo, 1970). Es novelista, cuentista y ensayista puertorriqueña. Fue elegida una de las escritoras latinoamericanas más importantes menores de 39 años del Bogotá39 convocado por la UNESCO, el Hay Festival y la Secretaría de Cultura de Bogotá por motivo de celebrar a Bogotá como Capital Mundial del libro 2007. Acaba de recibir Residency Grant Award 2011 del National Hispanic Cultural Center en Nuevo México. Es autora de los libros de cuentos, ‘Avalancha’ (2011), ‘Historias para morderte los labios’ (Finalista PEN Club 2010), y ‘Ojos de Luna’ (Segundo Premio Nacional 2008, Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña; Libro del Año 2007 Periódico El Nuevo Día), además de los libros de poesía ‘Medialengua’ (2010) y Perseidas (2011). Ha publicado las novelas ‘Los documentados’ (Finalista Premio PEN Club 2006) y Caparazones (2010, publicada en Puerto Rico y España).

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