Rivero, Isel

Isel Rivero (b. 1941, Havana): Widely published in Latin America and Spain, Rivero’s first book, a collection of prose poems titled Fantasías de la noche, was followed by La marcha de los hurones, Tundra: Poema a dos voces, which was translated to the French language, El banquete: Poema and Night Rained Her: Poems, with drawings by Carol Henderson, and Las noches del cuervo.  Rivero gave poetry readings during the 1980s in Africa and in the early in 1990s in Central America, as she combined her vocation as a poet with her professional life as an international civil servant.  She was a contributor to Sisterhood is Global, the history-making women´s world anthology prepared in 1985 by the American author Robin Morgan, and has written for MS Magazine.  As director of the United Nations Information Centre in Madrid, she sponsored several activities related to women´s human rights and poetry.  (Cintas for literature, 1965-1966)

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