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Rogelio SAUNDERS began his career in Cuba as part of “Diáspora(s)”, a group of alternative writers. His first publication was the story “Coronación” [‘Coronation’] in Letras Cubanas (1988). Since then, Saunders has gone on to publish poetry and short stories in Cuba and abroad, holding residencies in Austria, Germany, and Spain. His most recent publications include a volume of short stories, La cinta sin fin (2002) and the poetry collection Fábula de ínsulas no escritas (2006). In 1999 Saunders re-located to Spain. He participates courtesy of the William B. Quarton Foundation.


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