Elena Iglesias, an
independent journalist and art reporter, is the author of four books of
poetry: Península (1977); Mundo de Aire (1978), which includes poems
that earned awards from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello of
Caracas; Campo Raso (1983), the product of a Poetry Workshop of the
Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Rómulo Gallegos of Caracas,
Venezuela; and Temblor de Luz (2009), dedicated to the memory of Cuban
poet Dulce Maria Loynaz. She also has written four books of short
stories: Cuenta el Caracol (1995), a recreation of “patakies” from the
Afro-Cuban tradition; Aloni Gabriel and Butterfly (2004, 2005 &
2009), a children’s book inspired by her eldest grandson; Adventures of
a Blue Butterfly (2009), a prequel for her younger grandson; and The
Philosophy of My Wandering Cat (2009), philosophical fables with an
inspirational twist. She was born in Cuba.
NOTE: Elena passed away in 2018. She will be missed.