Aliuska Molina

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PhD candidate - Spanish

Aliuska Molina earned her master’s degree in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor’s degree from Universidad de La Habana. Her dissertation focuses on the Cuban literary essay tradition: its purging and impoverishment due to the political constraints and ideological abuses suffered by the genre during the first two decades of the Cuban Revolution and, its recovery at the end of the century.

She is also a published poet under the pen name of Alessandra Molina.  Some of her books are:

  • Algodón del sueño, cuchillo de los zapatos (Rialta, México: 2017)
  • Otras maneras de lo sin hueso/Andere Arten, knochenlos zu sein (Poetry and essay). (Leykam, Austria: 2007)
  • As de triunfo (Letras cubanas, Cuba: 2003)

Her poems have also been collected in anthologies of Cuban and Latin American poetry such as:

  • Only the road/Sólo el camino: Eight decades of Cuban Poetry. (Margaret Randall, editor and translator) Duke University Press: 2016 
  • The other tiger. Recent Poetry from Latin America. (Richard Gwyn, editor) Poetry Wales Press Ltd: 2016
  • Otra Cuba secreta. Antología de poetas cubanas del XIX y del XX. (Milena Rodríguez Gutiérrez, editora) Madrid: Editorial Verbum, 2011
  • Cuerpo Plural. Antología de la poesía hispanoamericana contemporánea. (Gustavo Guerrero, editor) Madrid: Editorial Pre-Textos, 2010
  • Poesia Cubana Contemporânea. Dez poetas. (Pedro Marqués de Armas, editor) Lisboa: Antígona, 2009 
  • The whole island: six decades of Cuban poetry. A bilingual anthology (Mark Weiss, editor) University of California Press, 2009
  • Island of my hunger: Cuban poetry today. (Francisco Morán, editor) San Francisco: City Lights Book, 2007