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Images and poetry nest in Cuba behind Roberto Chile’s lens

Havana, May 14 (Prensa Latina) On the 25th anniversary of the Fayad Jamís bookstore in Havana, the book “Donde anida la poesía” (Where Poetry Nests), which shows the keen vision behind the lens of Cuban photographer and audiovisual director Roberto Chile, will be launched on Friday.

The bookstore, located in the Historic Center of Havana, will open its doors to a dialogue in which Chile, essayist Rafael Acosta de Arriba (author of the prologue and one of the texts), and journalist and critic Fernando Rodríguez will delve deeper into the book, the result of a close collaboration between the visual artist and 20 Cuban poets.

According to Acosta de Arriba, “the author’s genetic idea has involved us in the adventure of dialoguing with a peculiar book and as we look through it, we wait, again and again, for the new image and the new poem, and thus, we continue until the end, through the enigmatic and exciting path of poetry.

Along with the snapshots, the poetry of essential figures of Cuban culture such as Marilyn Bobes, Víctor Casaus, Nancy Morejón, Víctor Fowler, Alexis Díaz Pimienta, Miguel Barnet, Alfredo Zaldívar, and Waldo Leyva, among many others, emerges.

Published by Ediciones Bachiller, the book compiles the poetic flight of these authors with the creativity and talent of the audiovisual director to give us more than image and poetry, art.

“Donde anida la poesía” becomes the home of those readers with the sensitivity to appreciate in each of its pages the magic that surrounds photography and the captivating power of letters.