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Omar Pérez

Pérez in Playa. Photo by Kristin Dykstra in Havana, Cuba, June 2010.

Jacket 38 recordings recorded at the studio of Dennis Casteleiro, Havana, Cuba, June 1, 2010.

Note: Poems originally composed in English

  1. Mega what? (0:44) MP3
  2. Archi-angel (0:46) MP3
  3. Seeds have flowers (0:17) MP3
  4. It's with the mind (0:23) MP3

Poems from Algo de lo sagrado, recorded at the studio of Dennis Casteleiro, Havana, Cuba, June 1, 2010

Note: Poems in Spanish also available in a bilingual edition, Something of the Sacred (Factory School)

  1. "En el camerino" (1:43) MP3
  2. "Sujeto puro, sujeto desmenuzado" (1:11) MP3
  3. "Luna, desorden, ciudadanos" (0:25) MP3
  4. "A una distancia prudencial" (0:59) MP3
  5. "Werwolf, cuarto creciente" (1:10) MP3

Poems from ¿Oiste hablar del gato de pelea?, recorded at the studio of Dennis Casteleiro, Havana, Cuba, June 1, 2010

Note: Poems in Spanish also available in a bilingual edition, Did You Hear About the Fighting Cat? (Shearsman)

  1. “Otoño, mañanita” (0:40) MP3
  2. “Saludo de los perros” (1:02) MP3
  3. “Dojo” (0:30) MP3
  4. “Catarsis: Idea central” (0:23) MP3
  5. “El incienso de Bárbara” (0:21) MP3

Poems Lingua Franca, recorded at the studio of Dennis Casteleiro, Havana, Cuba (n.d.)

Note: This colleciton is Spanish-dominant, yet also multilingual

  1. Los sabores, los nombres (0:37) MP3
  2. Jerigonza (0:37) MP3
  3. Nederlands gedicht (0:37) MP3
  4. Documento Martí (Martí.doc) (1:39) MP3
  5. Documento Nfumbe (Nfumbe.doc) (1:34) MP3
  6. Death of a human being (0:39) MP3
  7. Bookings, NL (0:30) MP3
  8. Germanía (0:45) MP3
  9. Actos de un raro dandismo (0:45) MP3
  10. Todo se vuelve agua (0:48) MP3
  11. El canto como arte marcial (1:38) MP3
  12. Manos piadosas (0:32) MP3
  13. Compré ojos (0:46) MP3
  14. My jail is blue (0:13) MP3

Related Links

“The concept.” Omar Pérez reads Kristin Dykstra’s English translation of his poem, “El concepto,” PBS News Hour, 2015.

Omar Pérez at the 2015 International Poetry Festival in Medellín, Colombia. Filmed at Plazoleta de los pies descalzos, July 8. An extended performance with the drum box, the video appears in two parts provided by Luis Fernando Osorno Giraldo:

“Pajarito” at the International Poetry Festival in Medellín, Colombia. Filmed atCerro Nutibara, Teatro Carlos Vieco, July 2006.

“Rigmarole”: a short video hosted online by Poetry International Web (Rotterdam).

These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial and educational use only. © 2008 Nada Gordon. All rights reserved. Used with permission. Distributed by PennSound.