Jesus Cos Causse-Afro-Cuban Poet

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Jesus Cos Causse was born on October 15, 1945 in Santiago de Cuba, where he received his primary and secondary education. He began his studies in Agronomy at the Institute of Agronomy in Havana. However, as a result of his passion for writing and the arts he left the Institute before completing his studies, to devote himself to literature and the promotion of Afro-Cuban culture. He currently works as a journalist and is the assistant Director of International Relations for Casa del Caribe, and the Vice President of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) in Santiago de Cuba.

Cos Causse has published a number of collections of poems:

Con el mismo violin (1970)

Las canciones de los heroes (1974)

El ultimo trovador (1975)

De antano (1979)

Las islas y las luciernagas (1974)

Leyenda del amor (1986)

Balada de un tambor y otros poemas (1987)

Concierto de jazz (1994)

Como una serenata (Antologia, Italia, 1988)

La isola e le luccide (Antologia, 1994)

Los an-os, los Buenos (Antologia, Panama, 1995)

El poeta tambien estaba en la fiesta (1999)

His works have appeared in journals and anthologies both in Cuba and internationally. …