I stopped by Tampa Libros on Armenia Avenue yesterday and bought the following paperbacks (2 chapbooks and a book-length essay) .
Ángel Cuadra, Fantasía para el viernes (Miami: Solar, 1985).
Ángel Cuadra, Réquiem violento por Jan Palach (Miami: Edición de autor, 1989).
Álvaro de Villa y Jose Sánchez-Boudy, Lezama Lima: Peregrino inmóvil (Paradiso al desnudo) (Miami: Ediciones Universal, 1974).
The Ángel Cuadra (Havana, 1931) editions are two chapbook sequences written in the 1960s and 1970s while the author was in jail, a political prisoner of the Castro regime. I had come across Cuadra's work a decade ago, but these are the first collections of his I've read closely.
"Y son vanas las rejas que intentan aislar el árbol
porque desde cada fruto una raíz incontrolable amanece."