Rumores de suburbios


Press Release






DATE: MARCH-15-2010

TIME: 7PM     

Program for the promotion of reading and writing
by Maricel Mayor Marsán
Ediciones Baquiana
Colección Caminos de la Poesía
ISBN: 978-0-9823917-4-7

Along with the author, the presentation of the book will be in charge of:

María Juliana Villafañe, writer and composer.
Myra M. Medina, professor at Miami Dade College.

About the book:

The poetry book Rumores de Suburbios of the Cuban-American writer Maricel Mayor Marsán combines a serie of varied themes, among the ones are found those of social nature. With a great dose of skill and irony, the author describes the life of the suburbs from diverse perspectives. Some of these poetic descriptions tend to be jocose when they manifest the reality of this privileged segment of society, something that every day becomes more of a common reality. Besides, in some of the poems, there is a tribute to women, emphasizing their quality of being mothers. The content of this book makes the reading of the same an open door to reflection and at the same time it endures an exercise of pleasant reading.


About the author:

Maricel Mayor Marsán (Santiago de Cuba, 1952)

She is a poet, narrator, playwright, professor and chief editor of Baquiana Literary Magazine.  She has lived in Spain and later in the United States since an early age. Among her most recent publications are the books: Spanish or Spanglish: What is the future of our language in the U.S.A.?(2008), José Lezama Lima and the baroque mystification (2007), Poems from Church Street (2006), In the time of the Good Byes (2003),Theatrical Gravitations (2002), and Errors and Horrors/Historic and Poetic Synopsis of the XX Century (2000). Her works have been partially translated into Chinese, English, Italian and Swedish. She has participated in literary congresses, poetic exhibits, book fairs, and poetry and theater festivals in several countries. In the year 2007 she won the brief narrative contest “Chile through my eyes” of the National Television of Chile. In the year 2009 she was invited as a featured poet to the Austin International Poetry Festival (Texas, U.S.A.). Her works have been published in magazines and anthologies in Asia, Europe, Latin America, United States, and the Middle East, such as: Liberty, Creation and Identity: Meeting of Women Writers, published by the Center of Solidarity for the Development of Women and the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic (1991); We the poets (Poetry Anthology), published by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Montevideo, Uruguay (2001); Between Lines, magazine of the Association of Israeli Writers in the Spanish language in Tel Aviv, Israel (2003); Hispanics in the United States: Third pillar of the Hispanics – Act of the International Symposium about the Hispanic presence in the U.S.A. in Columbia University, New York (2004); The letters – Homage to Carmen Conde in her centennial, published by the Carmen Conde Foundation in Cartagena, Spain (2006); Final Delivery –  Anthology of poets against the violence of gender, published by the Women Unit of the City Hall in Cordova, Spain (2006); From a platform in Manhattan – Anthology of Maricel Mayor Marsán (1986 – 2006), published by the Autonomous University of Mexico (UAM) in Mexico City, D.F. (2008); Nayagua – Literary Magazine of the Foundation Center of Poetry José Hierro in Getafe – Madrid, Spain (2008); and the Encyclopedia of Spanish in the United States (Yearbook of the Cervantes Institute), published by Santillana in Madrid, Spain (2008). The prestigious publishing house Holt, Rinehart and Winston has included her poetry in its collection of textbooks, Exprésate (2006, 2007, 2008) and Cultura y Lenguaje (2007, 2008), currently used for the study of Spanish in middle and high schools throughout the United States. For more information about the author:

 Press Department of the Spanish Cultural Center of Miami (Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.A.)