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Julia de Burgos Biography and Poems

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

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Julia de Burgos (February 17, 1914 – July 6, 1953) is considered by many as the greatest poet born in Puerto Rico, and, along with Gabriela Mistral, one of the greatest female poets of Latin America. As an advocate of Puerto Rican independence, she served as Secretary General of the Daughters of Freedom, the women's branch of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. She was also an ardent civil rights activist for women and African/Afro-Caribbean writers.

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