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Margarita Engle: Writing poetry is a natural extension of reading poetry

Margarita remembers her love for writing poetry as a child.

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Margarita Engle

Biography, Poetry, Novel in Verse

Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle is an award-winning author and poet whose novels written in free verse have brought to life fascinating and often forgotten characters from history, such as Juan Francisco Marzano, Rosa la Bayamesa, and Maria Merian. In this interview Margarita discusses her childhood memories of Cuba and the ways in which her quest for her own heritage led to the discovery of these unforgettable heroes and heroines.