Copyright © All rights reserved. | Amarilys Gacio Rassler
90 miles to freedom. 90 miles from home.
The story about my “Pedro Pan Flight” and relocation to Florida is detailed in my book, Cuban-American, Dancing on the Hyphen, which includes Cuban-American Prose and Poetry.
I have won awards for my Cuban-American poems, “The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero),” “The Petals I Remember,” “In Memory of the Rafters,” and “The Guava Newton.”
I enjoy reading and dramatizing my poetry. I am presently working on a memoir, Beyond The Veil, the story of my traumatic trip into the supernatural. I live in Tampa, Florida, making memories with my family.
On Christmas Eve, Nochebuena, 2011, after a wonderful traditional Cuban meal at my brother’s house, Mami receives Cuban-American, Dancing On The Hyphen. The book dedicated to her, Papi and Cuba. ¡Que viva la tradición!