Pablo Medina (b. Havana): A poet, novelist and educator, Medina has collaborated with musicians to explore the ways music and poetry can enrich each other.  His poetry collections Pork Rind and Cuban Songs, Arching into the Afterlife, The Floating Island, Puntos de apoyo and The Man Who Wrote on Water. He is also the author of a memoir titled Exiled Memories: A Cuban Childhood; and the novels, The Marks of Birth, The Return of Felix Nogara and Cubop City Blues. With Carolina Hospital, he wrote Everyone Will Have to Listen/Todos me van a tener que oir, a collection of translations from the Spanish of pieces by Cuban dissident Tania Díaz Castro. He has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Program, the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Arts Councils and the United States Information Agency. Medina received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University. (Cintas for literature, 1979-80)

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