Angel Cuadra (b. 1931, Havana): After graduating from the University of Havana, Cuadra practiced law in Cuba until he was imprisoned for his political beliefs. He moved to the United States in 1985 and obtained a Master’s degree in Hispanic studies from Florida International University. Cuadra has taught at FIU and Miami Dade College, where he ran the Spanish-language program of MDC’s Miami International Book Fair. Cuadra became the first Latin American writer to receive the Amantes del Teruel award for poetry. His poetry collections include Peldaño, Impromptus, Tiempo del hombre, Las señales y los sueños, for which he won the Teruel, and Diez sonetos ocultos. He is also the author of Escritores en Cuba socialista and José Martí: Análisis y conclusiones. (Cintas for literature, 1989-90)

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