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Ernesto Cardenal Biography and Poems

Ernesto Cardenal Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Ernesto Cardenal, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Cardenal, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Reverend Father Ernesto Cardenal Martínez (born January 20, 1925) is a Nicaraguan Catholic priest and was one of the most famous liberation theologians of the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, a party he has since left. From 1979 to 1987 he served as Nicaragua's first culture minister. He is also famous as a poet. Cardenal was also the founder of the primitivist art community in the Solentiname Islands, where he lived for more than ten years (1965–1977).. Nicaraguan Catholic priest poet and politician

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