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(Guantánamo, Cuba, 1957 – Havana, Cuba, 1997)
ÁNGEL ESCOBAR was born in Guantánamo (the Cuban city, not
the U.S. military base) in 1957 and was only forty when he committed
suicide in Havana in 1997. He wrote theater as well as poetry, both
focused on themes of loneliness and despair. Because of the depths of
sadness expressed in his work and the particularities of his voice, he
has sometimes been compared to César Vallejo. Basilia Papastamatíu
has written of Escobar’s “overwhelming need to disassemble and re-
assemble the (his) world via a disturbing
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Nevertheless I ask you, let me drink the wine they give us next time, all
Next time let me not fear intoxication.
Next time let me love the flower more than the clay.
And let me remember to water my garden.
Translated by Mark Weiss
The backs of all doors ache.
And they ache even more when they’re keeping sayings
inside happy homes.
The Stranger knows it and doesn’t come near them.
He sits at a distance and thinks:
“On their left side joints
hinge the swinging of doors
and they only leave one foot free to move about