In this recording from the 2017 PEN World Voices Festival, Nancy Morejón fearlessly takes on ethnicity, gender, history, politics, Afro-Cuban identity, and the collision of cultures in the “New World” with her poetry. This reading and meet-the-poet talk with one of the first Cuban women to celebrate blackness in poetry is set against the backdrop of the Bronx Museum’s Wild Noise/Ruido Salvaje exhibition, a survey of Cuban artists both on the island and abroad grappling with issues of identity, community, and the urban experience.

This event was co-presented with the Bronx Writers Center and the Bronx Museum of Arts, in partnership with Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment’s One Book, One New York.