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Miguel Ángel Olivé Iglesias

Miguel Ángel Olivé Iglesias

Miguel Ángel Olivé Iglesias is Editor-in-chief of the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance (CCLA) magazine The Ambassador, also Assistant Editor of The Envoy newsletter, and CCLA President in Cuba. He does translation, proofreading, reviewing and revision, along with compilation and anthologizing, and writes prose, poetry and literary reviews. He is a member of the Mexican Association of Language and Literature Professors, VP of the William Shakespeare Studies Center and member of the Canadian Studies Department of the Holguín University in Cuba.

Born in 1965 in Bayamo, Cuba, he travelled to Holguín City in 1977 for his Junior, Senior High and College studies. Today he is an Associate Professor at the University of Holguín, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Major in English, and a Master’s Degree in Pedagogical Sciences.

He has been teaching for over thirty years and writing reviews, poems and stories in Spanish and in English. Miguel has written and published numerous academic papers in Cuba, Mexico, Spain and Canada. So far he has published over sixty poems, four short stories and six critical reviews of poetry books and novels in different issues: The Ambassador, official flagship of the CCLA; The Envoy, official newsletter of the CCLA; The Bridges Series Books, published by Hidden Brook Press and SandCrab Books; Adelaide Group in New York, and other anthologies by Hidden Brook Press and SandCrab Books.

Hidden Brook Press has publish his first solo full-length book of poems, in English and Spanish, Forge of Words (2019). SandCrab books has publish These Voices Beating in our Hearts: Poems from the Valley (Spanish-English) in ebook format, of which he is Editor, but also features poems of his together with other eleven Holguín poets. His themes are about women, people, life, family, love, nature, and human values.

He is currently involved in many other CCLA projects and prepares his second solo book, Enduring Shine. He works in the Teacher Education English Department as a professor of English and English Stylistics. He is also Head of the English Language Discipline. He uses his academic papers, essays, stories and poems in class for reading, debating and practicing the language, adding a didactic and formative element to his scientific and literary production. He also does book presentations and donations, and poetry reading in on-campus and community activities.