Thursday December 14, 2017

Félix Lizárraga

2016: Going Out with Poetry

Feeling the need for some poetry to finish out the year—this year especially—we asked poet and playwright Félix Lizárraga to select and translate a few poems from his recent book, Fuga del bosque. He responded generously, including a previously unpublished poem.

Pig’s Foot: A Ballet Superstar Writes a Novel

Late last year, Cuban-born international ballet powerhouse Carlos Acosta surprised the literary world by publishing his first novel, Pig’s Foot. We asked poet, playwright, and translator Félix Lizárraga to give us his opinion, and the essay he sent us is a literary work in itself: part review, part reminiscence, part lyrical reverie. Enjoy the journey to Pig’s Foot.

Piñera at 100: An International Theater Fest in Miami

Havana has been commemorating the centenary of Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera (1912-1979) for several months, with panel discussions, publications, and performances. Now, Miami’s joined in with a monthlong theater festival presenting a half-dozen of his plays. Poet, novelist and playwright Félix Lizárraga reflects on Piñera’s highly original, wildly entertaining voice, and what it is that makes his plays, even now, theatrical must-sees.