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Sandra M Castillo

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Nationality  Cuban
Role  Poet
Name  Sandra Castillo
Known for  Being a poet

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Alma mater  Florida State University
Books  My father sings, to my embarrassment

Education  Florida State University

Poetry Reading with Sandra M. Castillo

Sandra M. Castillo is a poet and South Florida resident. She was born in Havana, Cuba and emigrated on one of the last of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Freedom Flights.

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She attended Florida State University, receiving both a Bachelor's and ultimately Master's degree in Creative Writing.

[Castillo has said that she is haunted by all things Cuban and that much of what she remembers about her Cuban childhood, those eight years of her life, linger in her memory like photographs, like ghosts. Her Tio Berto, to whom she has made repeated references, was an amateur photographer whose photographs documented not only her family's past but a Cuban life. Such photographs captivated her and "formed the basis of [her] aesthetic."] She writes about loss, history, gender, language and explores issues of memory. Her work "depicts contradictory worlds, the memory of a homeland and memory politics while examining the ordinary reality of exile.


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