April 4, 2011

Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés’s Everyday Chica has now been set to music. Winner of the 2010 Longleaf Press Poetry Award, Everyday Chica offers readers an evocative poetic rendering of the Cuban-American experience in language so personal and deeply felt that it becomes for readers the universal language of all natives and exiles, of dislocations and homecomings. Hear her reading of “Back When I was an Exile” with musical accompaniment by Kevin Meehan and Jorge Milanés..