Interview with Chely Lima
Release Date: 01/25/2018
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This month I got to speak with Chely Lima and Margaret Randall, the translator for his new collection of poetry What the Werewolf Told Them/ Le que los dijo el licantropo.
Chely Lima is a queer Cuban-American writer who has published numerous books (poetry, novel, short story, theater, literature for children) in his country of origin, and also in Spain, United States, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador. Some of these books are the novels Lucrecia quiere decir perfidia (2015), Triángulos mágicos (2014) and Confesiones nocturnas (1994), as well as the poetry books Zona de silencio (2004), Discurso de la amante (2013), and Lo que les dijo el licántropo / What the Werewolf told them (2017). His texts have been translated into English, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, Czech and Esperanto, and numerous selections and anthologies of literature from various parts of the world collect samples of his work.
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Books, authors, and ideas mentioned in this episode:
- Chely Lima's blog
- What the Werewolf Told Them/ Lo que los dijo el licantropo
- Margaret Randall's website
- The Operating System
- Jungian concept of the shadow
- An article about androgyny and shamanism, though I would exercise caution around its terminology, which might be harmful for non-binary POC folks in its use of the term "third gender"