Fernando Cabrera (writer)

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Fernando Cabrera
Fernando-Cabrera.jpg
Fernando Cabrera on November, 2009
Born (1964-05-30) May 30, 1964 (age 52)
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Occupation Poet, critics, story writer, visual artist and songwriter
Nationality Dominican
Period 1990-present
Website
www.fernandocabrera.com

Fernando Cabrera (born May 30, 1964 in Santiago de los Caballeros) is a Dominican-American poet, essayist, visual artist, songwriter and professor. He is a National Poetry and Literary Essay Prize Winner.

Early life[edit]

Cabrera (full name Fernando de Jesús Reynoso Cabrera) was born in El Ensanche Libertad, a neighborhood of Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. He was the first child in a family of five.

Cabrera graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra as Computer Engineer and Master in Business Administration, and also from the English As Second Language Program of University of Kentucky.

Career[edit]

Cabrera is founding member and leader of the Collective of Artists of Santiago. Founded and directs the International Festival of Arts Arte Vivo. Cabrera has served several stints as president of the arts center Casa de Arte Inc. He is journalist of national and international magazines and newspapers specialized in arts and literature. The author is Member of the National Council of Culture of DR and of the House of the Dominican writer, and is a Corresponding Member of the Dominican Academy of the Spanish language.

Fernando Jesus Reynoso Cabrera is the recipient of a number of honors for his artistic and social work including the following: Distinguished Visitor of the city of Providence, Rhode Island, 1998; Distinguished Visitor of the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico, 2000; Distinguished Son of the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, 2004; Guest of Honor, XIV Santo Domingo International Book Fair, 2011.Among the awards received for his literary work are: Casa de Teatro Poetry Prize 1992, Pedro Henríquez Ureña Poetry Prize 1996, National Poetry Prize UCE 2001, National Essays Award Pedro Henríquez Ureña 2008and National Essays Award Pedro Henríquez Ureña 2010.

As visual creator have done covers and interiors illustrations for his books: Exile, Utopia and postmodernity, Four-leaf clover, and the collective book titled Johnny Pacheco in Outside Voices. He has performed individual and collective exhibitions in the art center named Casa de Teatro, Cultural Center of Santiago Ercilia Pepín, Museum of the Dominican Man, Consistorial Palace, Dominico-American Cultural Institute, Alliance Française and the National Dominican Library.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1990 - Planos del Ocio, Poetry, Litost Editors
  • 1992 - El árbol/The Tree, Poetry Prize Casa de Teatro, Editora Taller. Bilingual Edition. (Translated by Charlene Santos)
  • 1996 - Ángel de Seducción/Angel of Seduction, National Poetry Prize Pedro Henríquez Ureña, Editora UNPHU. Bilingual Edition. (Translated by Charlene Santos)
  • 2000 - Obra Poética 1990-96, Poetry Works 1990-96, Colección Fin de Siglo, Consejo Presidencial de Cultura
  • 2000 - Imago Mundi, lecturas críticas, Essays, Colección Fin de Siglo, Consejo Presidencial de Cultura.
  • 2001 - Destierros/Curriculum vitae, National Poetry Prize Universidad Central del Este
  • 2008 - Utopía y Posmodernidad. Poesía Finisecular Dominicana, National Essay Prize Pedro Henríquez Ureña 2007, Colección EGRO, Editors of Dominican Literature Books.
  • 2009 - Poetas Dominicanos. Voces con un merengue al fondo, Anthology of Dominican Poets, Literary magazine Blanco Móvil, no. 110, 88 pages, Mexico.
  • 2011 - Trébol de Cuatro Hojas. Four-Leaf-Clover, Collected Poems, Ferilibro, Editora Nacional,Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 500 pages.
  • 2012 - Ser poético. Ensayos sobre Poesía Dominicana contemporánea (Poetic. Essays on contemporary Dominican poetry). National prize of literary essays Pedro Henríquez Ureña 2011, published by Editora Nacional (National Editor), Ministry of Culture of Dominican Republic.
  • 2012 - Santiago de los Caballeros. Visiones y latidos de la ciudad corazón (Visions and resonances of the City Heart). Culture Editions, Editora Nacional (National Editor), Ministry of Culture of Dominican Republic. (Dominican Critics Prize 2012 as publication specializing in visual arts).

References[edit]

  • De los Santos, Danilo y Fernandez-Rocha, Carlos. Fernando Cabrera, en Este lado del Pais llamado el Norte. Santo Domingo: Secretaria de Estado de Cultura, 1998.

Garcia, Jose Enrique. Angel de seducion de Fernando Cabrera, en Obras 1990-96. Santo Domingo: Coleccion Fin de Siglo, 200:375.

  • Marmol, Jose. Ver nacer un poeta en Obras 1990-96. Santo Domingo: Coleccion Fin de Siglo, 200:379.
  • Candelier, Bruno Rosario. La metafisica simbolica en El Arbol, en Obras 1990-96. Santo Domingo: Coleccion Fin de Siglo, 200:388
  • Manera, Danilo, Italia: Revista L’imaginazione, No. 162, novembre, 1999.
  • Blanco, Delia y Combe, Julietta. Fernando Cabrera en Mirrors de la Caraibe: antologia de 12 poetas dominicanos. Francia, Le temps de Cerisses, 2000.
  • Alcantara Almanzar, Jose. Fernando Cabrera en Antologia Mayor de la Literatura Dominicana (Siglos XIX y XX), Prosa II. Santo Domingo, Editora Corripio 2000.
  • Martinez, Frank y Torres, Nestor. Fernando Cabrera en Juegos de Imagenes: la nueva poesia dominicana. Santo Domingo, Isla Negra & Hojarasca, 2001.
  • Valdez, Pedro Antonio. Fernando Cabrera en Los Nuevos Canibales: Antologia de la mas reciente poesia del Caribe Hispano. Santo Domingo, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Ediciones Union, Vol. II, 2003.
  • Pena, Jose Alejandro. Las pelucas Delirantes: la poesia de la Generacion de los Ochenta dominicana. Estados Unidos: Sociedad Internacional de Escritores, 2006.
  • Geron, Candido. Fernando Cabrera, en Diccionario de Autores Dominicanos 1492-1994, 2da. Ed. Santo Domingo: Editora Colorscan, 1994.
  • Gutierrez, Franklin. Fernando Cabrera, en Diccionario de Literatura Dominicana, 1ra. Ed. Santo Domingo: Editora Buho, 2004.
  • Serrano, Chaparro y Cruz Alfonzo, Lesbia: Fernando Cabrera: poeta dominicano [Entrevista], Horizontes, Revista de la Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico, 2001.
  • Marmol, Jose. Fernando Cabrera, poesia y tiempo en el Placer de lo nimio. Santo Domingo. Editorial Letra Grafica, 2004.
  • Marmol, Jose. "Fernando Cabrera, critica e imagen del mundo’ en Las pestes del lenguaje y otros ensayos. Editorial Letra Grafica, 2004.
  • Mena, Miguel D. Fernando Cabrera, en Diccionario de las letras dominicanas. Santo Domingo-Berlin: Ediciones Cielo Naranja, 2004.
  • Berroa, Rei. Fernando Cabrera, en Que no Cesen Rumores, Coleccion Libros de la la Luna, Vol.5, Washington DC & Santo Domingo: Editora Buho.2010:47
  • Gutierrez, Franklin. Reynoso Cabrera, Fernando de Jesus en Diccionario de la Literatura Dominicana, Santo Domingo: Ediciones de Cultura, Ministerio de Cultura, 2010: 595.