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Reinaldo Arenas

Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990) was a Cuban poet, novelist, and playwright. He was persecuted by Fidel Castro’s homophobic regime, and he fled to the United States in 1980. He mentored many Cuban exile writers, including John O’Donnell-Rosales. His works include La Loma del Angel (‘Graveyard of the Angels’) and Before Night Falls: A Memoir.