Alexis Romay

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Alexis Romay is the author of two novels and two books of poetry. He has translated novels into Spanish by Ana Veciana-Suarez, Margarita Engle, and Stuart Gibbs and a novel into English by Miguel Correa Mujica.

  • The covers to Legna Rodríguez Iglesias’s My Favorite Girlfriend Was a French Bulldog, Marcial Gala’s The Black Cathedral, and Jennine Capó Crucet’s My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education
    Alexis Romay
    IN 2009, OUT OF THE BLUE or perhaps apropos of my essays, one of my relatives living in Cuba sent me an email scolding me for not keeping in touch while also telling me that I had no...
  • A group of boys play stickball in an urban cul-de-sac filling up with piles of rubble
    December 18, 2019 | Alexis Romay
    Photo by Eric Parker / Flickr A Cuban writer living in the US writes a requiem for Havana, a city of contradictions, to mark its five hundredth year. Havana just turned five hundred....

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