Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: "When people came out of Cuba

they would stay with us until they got their feet on the ground," [Elena "Mimi" Casals' son Desmond] Child said. "There were always descargas at our house, my mother singing her own songs, people reciting poetry."

Born Jan. 28, 1927, and raised in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Casals taught herself piano as a child and had her first poem published by a local newspaper when she was 6 years old.

from The Miami Herald: Cuban poet, songwriter Elena Casals dies at 85


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