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Famous Mexican Poets - Famous Poets from Mexico

This famous Mexican poets section is an educational source of information and inspiration featuring reknown Mexican poets. Here you will find famous poets of our time and times past from Mexico.

 
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Amor, Pita

Guadalupe Teresa Amor Schmidtlein (May 30, 1918 – May 8, 2000), who wrote as Pita Amor, was a Mexican poet. She was born in Mexico City, the youngest child of a family with seven children, of mixed French, German and Spanish ancestry, a member of the Mexican aristocracy. Her parents were Carolina Schmidtlein y García Teruel (of German and Spanish origin) and Don Emmanuel Amor Subervielle (of Spanish and French origin). Her family's financial woes after the revolution are narrated in Yo soy mi casa.
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Aridjis, Homero

Homero Aridjis (born April 6, 1940) is a Mexican poet, novelist, environmental activist, journalist and diplomat known for his originality and independence.
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Bajraj, Xhevdet

Xhevdet Bajraj (Serbo-Croat : Dževdet Bajraj ) (born in 1960, in Kosovo, Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia ) is an ethnic Albanian Kosovar poet and screenwriter now residing in Mexico .
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Becerra, Marcos E.

Marcos E. Becerra (April 25, 1870 – January 7, 1940) was a prolific Mexican writer, poet, and politician. He produced pioneering historical, linguistic, philological, and ethnographic studies relating to his country's pre-Columbian and early colonial past. He held important posts in the Mexican Federal Government as well as in the state governments of Tabasco and Chiapas. He was a distinguished member of the Mexican Academy of History.
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Bellinghausen, Hermann

Hermann Bellinghausen (born May 17, 1953) is a Mexican physician, poet, writer, and editor.
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Blanco (poet), Alberto

Alberto Blanco is considered one of Mexico's most important poets. Born in Mexico City on February 18, 1951, he spent his childhood and adolescence in that city, and he studied chemistry at the Universidad Iberoamericana and philosophy at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. For two years, he pursued a Master’s Degree in Asian Studies, specializing in China, at El Colegio de México. 1 Blanco was first published in a journal in 1970. He was co-editor and designer of the poetry journal El Zaguan (1975–1977), and a grant recipient of the Centro Mexicano de Escritores (Mexican Center of Writers, 1977), el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (the National Institute of Fine Arts, 1980), and the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (National Fund for Culture and Arts, 1990). In 1991 he received a grant from the Fulbright Program as a poet-in-residence at the University of California, Irvine ; and, in 1992, he was awarded a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. He was admitted into the Sistema Nacional de Creadores (National System of Creative Artists) in 1994, for which he has also been a juror. In 2001 he received the Octavio Paz Grant for Poetry, and in 2008, he was awarded a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2010, he was re-admitted to the Sistema Nacional de Creadores.
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Bloom, Minerva

Minerva Bloom is a bilingual poet and nature photographer born in 1959 in Tinguindin, Michoacán a small town nestled in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. She has been living and is a citizen of the USA, since 1983 and writes poetry both in English and her native Spanish language. She currently resides in the state of Florida.
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Bocafloja,

Aldo Villegas (born July 12, 1978), better known as Bocafloja, is a rapper, poet, spoken word artist, and outspoken social communicator from Mexico City, Mexico. Bocafloja began his musical career in the mid-1990s with the groups Lifestyle (1996-1998) and Microphonk (1999). As a solo artist since 2000, he released his demo EP album Lengua Insurrecta in 2002. Bocafloja burst on the Mexican hip hop scene with the release of the his debut album, Pienso Luego Existo, in 2003. Followed by the successes of Jazzyturno in 2004, A Titulo Personal in 2005, El Manual de la Otredad in 2007, and Existo: Matriz Preludio al Pienso in 2009, Bocafloja has transgressed into one of the most revered icons in the hip hop scene in Mexico. Lyrically Bocafloja critically addresses topics such as institutionalized racism, social and political oppression, mental slavery, colonialism, and other human conditions. Bocafloja's most recent album Patologías del Invisible Incómodo, released in 2012, is a concept album which narrates the experience of the body of the oppressed as a vehicle of transgression to hegemonic structures. Bocafloja is projected to release by 2014, a music video for each of the albums 16 tracks.
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Bocanegra, Francisco González

Francisco González Bocanegra (January 8, 1824 – April 11, 1861) was a Mexican poet who wrote the lyrics of the Mexican National Anthem in 1853.
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Bracho, Coral

Coral Bracho (born 1951, Mexico City ) is a Mexican poet, translator, and doctor of Literature .
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Carpio, Manuel

Manuel Elogio Carpio Hernández (March 1, 1791 – February 11, 1860), known as Manuel Carpio, was a Mexican poet .
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Casanova, Noé de la Flor

Noé de la Flor Casanova (* Teapa, Tabasco, May 29, 1904 — Mexico City , , 1986) was a Mexican lawyer, cantautor, writer, poet and politician who served for four years as Governor of Tabasco, before being removed from office following a scandal.
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Chávez, Susana

Susana Chávez (November 5, 1974 – c. January 6, 2011) was a Mexican poet and human rights activist who was born and lived most of her life in her hometown of Ciudad Juárez.. Mexican poet and human rights activist
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Chumacero, Alí

Alí Chumacero Lora (9 July 1918 – 22 October 2010) was a Mexican poet .
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de la Cruz, Juana Inés

Sister (Spanish : Sor ) Juana Inés de la Cruz, O.S.H. (English: Joan Agnes of the Cross) (12 November 1651 – 17 April 1695), was a self-taught scholar and poet of the Baroque school, and Hieronymite nun of New Spain. Although she lived in a colonial era when Mexico was part of the Spanish Empire, she is considered today both a Mexican writer and a contributor to the Spanish Golden Age, and she stands at the beginning of the history of Mexican literature in the Spanish language.
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Elías, Eduardo Arellano

Eduardo Arellano Elías (1959 in Zacatecas – 2004 in Mexicali ) was a Mexican poet.
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Eskildsen, Rosario María Gutiérrez

María del Rosario Gutiérrez Eskildsen (Villahermosa, Tabasco, April 16, 1899 — Mexico City May 12, 1979) was a Mexican lexicographer, linguist, educator, and poet who is remembered for her studies on the regional peculiarities of speech in her home state of Tabasco as well as for her pioneering work as a teacher and pedagogue in Tabasco and throughout Mexico. She has at times been described as Tabasco's first woman " professionist ".
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Flores, Malva

Malva Flores (born September 12, 1961 in Mexico City ) is a contemporary Mexican poet. She has also published short stories and essays.
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Garfias, Pedro

Pedro Garfias (May 27, 1901 - August 9, 1967) was a Spanish poet .
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Gargallo, Francesca

Francesca Gargallo (born November 25, 1956 in Siracusa, Italy ) is a Mexican writer and poet. She studied philosophy in her native country at the Universitá delgi Studi di Roma and then in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Gargallo, a naturalized Mexican citizen, has lived in the country since 1979 and has also published many poetry books and novels such as; Calla mi amor que vivo, Estar en el mundo, La decisión del capitán, Marcha seca and many others.
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Graham, Carlos

Carlos Aganza Graham - born in Hermosillo, Sonora (June 16, 1907 - April 18, 1970) Mexican actor, screenwriter, broadcaster and poet of Spanish and Scottish descent was known as the Mexican Errol Flynn during Mexico's Época Dorada del Cine. Carlos relocated to the United States where he was the pioneer of Spanish Language radio in the San Francisco Bay Area from the late 1940s - late 60's. He was the host of the popular radio program Serenata Nocturnal for many years and the first Spanish-language television news anchor in Northern California. He is the uncle of the late renown sculptor Robert Graham.
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Guillen, Rafael

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Hernández, Natalio

Natalio Hernández Hernández (born 27 July 1947), also known as Natalio Hernández Xocoyotzin and by the pseudonym José Antonio Xokoyotsij, is a Mexican Nahua intellectual and poet, from the state of Veracruz. He is a founder of the Asociación de los Escritores en Lenguas Indígenas (AELI, Association of Writers in Indigenous Languages ), the Casa de los Escritores en Lenguas Indígenas (CELI, House of Writers in Indigenous Languages ), and the Alianza Nacional de Profesionales Indígenas Bilingües (or ANPIBAC, National Alliance of Indigenous Bilingual Professionals ).
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Huerta, Efraín

Efraín Huerta (Silao, Guanajuato, 18 June 1914 – Mexico City, 3 February 1982) was a Mexican poet .
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López, Gregorio

Gregorio López y Fuentes (November 17, 1897 – December 10, 1966) was a Mexican novelist, poet, and journalist. He was one of the leading chroniclers of the Mexican Revolution .
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Méndez, Ricardo López

Ricardo López Méndez (7 February 1903 – 28 December 1989) was a Mexican poet and song lyricist. He was born in Izamal, Yucatán. He became director of the Public Library and an advisor to Felipe Carrillo Puerto, governor of Yucatán from 1922 to 1924. In 1927 he moved to Mexico City as a representative of the government of Yucatán. He was a founder of the radio station XEW and a pioneer of the use of radio to access rural populations. He also became vice president of the Society of Authors and Composers (SACM).
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Meza, Arturo

Arturo Meza (Tocumbo, Michoacán, December 12, 1956) is a Mexican songwriter, musician, composer, singer, poet and writer. He is a prolific artist and inventor of musical instruments, such as the teclaedro, yeloguerlizet, mezáfono and oglio. The base of his songs is folk music, usually only his own voice and guitar. Meza is an independent and prolific artist, and has published 32 albums, always removed from the musical mainstream. He is one of the most accomplished independent composers in Mexico.
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Michelena, Margarita

Margarita Michelena (July 21, 1917, Pachuca, Hidalgo – March 27, 1998, Mexico City ) was a Mexican poet, literary critic, translator and journalist.
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Morabito, Fabio

Fabio Morábito (born February 21, 1955 in Alexandria, Egypt ) is a Mexican writer and poet.
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Papasquiaro, Mario Santiago

Mario Santiago Papasquiaro is the pen name of José Alfredo Zendejas Pineda (Mexico City, December 25, 1953–1998). Mexican poet and co-founder of the infrarrealista poetry movement.
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Paz, Octavio

A Mexican writer, poet, and diplomat, and the winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature.. Mexican writer poet and diplomat
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Prieto, Guillermo

Guillermo Prieto Pradillo (10 February 1818 — 2 March 1897) was a Mexican novelist, short-story writer, poet, chronicler, journalist, essayist, patriot and Liberal politician. According to Eladio Cortés, during his lifetime he was considered Mexico's national poet, and his political allegiance to the Mexican liberals allowed him to serve as Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs under different administrations.
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Santamaría, Francisco J.

Francisco Javier Santamaría (*Cacaos in Jalapa Municipality, Tabasco, September 10, 1886 — † Veracruz, Veracruz, March 1, 1963) was an influential Mexican writer and politician who is best remembered for his contributions to the study of Mexican literature and lexicography ; he variously worked or published as a bibliographer, essayist, geographer, journalist, judge, lawyer, lexicographer, linguist, naturalist, pedagogue, philologist, and poet. He also served as a Senator of the Republic and as Governor of the State of Tabasco .
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Segovia, Tomás

Tomás Segovia (21 May 1927 – 7 November 2011) was a Mexican author, translator and poet of Spanish origin. He was born in Valencia, Spain, and studied in France and Morocco. He went into exile to Mexico, where he taught at the Colegio de México and other universities. Segovia founded the publication Presencia (1946), was director of La Revista Mexicana de Literatura (1958–1963), formed part of the magazine Plural, and collaborated in Vuelta.
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Serrano, Francisco

FRANCISCO SERRANO (born June 27, 1949) is a Mexican poet and writer whose multiple works also include opera librettos and publications in collaboration with painters. For over a decade, Serrano contributed actively to a variety of cultural affairs initiatives undertaken by the Mexican government.
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Sierra, Justo

Justo Sierra Méndez (Campeche, Republic of Yucatán, January 26, 1848 - Madrid, Spain, September 13, 1912), was a prominent Mexican writer, journalist, poet and political figure of the second half of the nineteenth century. He was the son of Mexican novelist Justo Sierra O'Reilly, who is credited with inspiring his son with the spirit of literature. Sierra moved to Mexico City at the age of 13 in 1861, the year of his father's death, and also, coincidentally, the year of the French intervention in Mexico. Together with his fellow young students, Sierra responded with patriotic fervor to the invasion of his country, and became a lifelong militant liberal. His most enduring works are sociopolitical histories (at times verging on memoirs) of the era of Benito Juárez and Porfirio Díaz, particularly his political biography of Juárez and his Evolución política del pueblo mexicano, which Antonio Caso considered the definitive statement of the age of the Reform in Mexico. He was elected a member of the Mexican Academy of Language in 1887, and served as the Academy's sixth director from 1910 until his death in 1912.
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Solis, Roberto

Roberto Solis (born 1945) is an armored car robber, convicted murderer and poet. He has more than 30 aliases including Pancho Aguila, a pen name he used in prison while writing poetry.
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Soto, Gary

An American author and poet.. Mexican-American author and poet
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Tejeda de Tamez, Altair

Altaír Tejeda de Tamez (Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico ; October 23, 1922) is a Mexican short story writer, poet, playwright and journalist.
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Tlatelpas, José

Jose Tlatelpas (born 1953 in Mexico City ) is a Mexican poet, essayist, visual artist, journalist, publisher, writer and political activist for civil rights. He lives in Mexico city and Vancouver, Canada. He has been a director of several cultural and political magazines since 1972, such as Nueva Generación (1972), Gaceta Politécnica de Literatura y Redacción (1981), La Guirnalda Polar (since 1996) and Poder Popular (since 2008).
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Udiarte, Roberto Castillo

Roberto Castillo Udiarte (1951) is a Mexican poet, fiction writer and translator, most notably of Charles Bukowski .
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Valle, Estrella del

Estrella del Valle is a Mexican poet. She was born in Córdoba, Veracruz, in 1971 and studied creative writing at the Writer's General Society of Mexico (Sociedad General de Escritores de México, SOGEM).
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Villaurrutia, Xavier

Xavier Villaurrutia y González (27 August 1903 – 31 December 1950) was a Mexican poet and playwright, whose most famous works are the short theatrical dramas, called Autos profanos, compiled in the work Poesía y teatro completos published in 1953.. Mexican poet and playwright
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Witz, Sergio

Sergio Witz Rodríguez (b. 1962 in Campeche, Campeche ) is a Mexican poet. His literary work has been recognized by Mexico's National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA), a government agency that promotes the arts and culture by funding promising talents.
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Xirau, Ramón

Ramon Xirau Subias (Spanish:  [ra'mon i'au], Catalan:  [r'mo i'aw] ) (born in Barcelona, Spain on 20 January 1924) is a Mexican poet, philosopher and literary critic. In 1939, shortly after the outbreak of the Spanish civil war, he emigrated to Mexico where he obtained Mexican citizenship in 1955. He obtained a Master's Degree in philosophy at the UNAM and an honorary doctorate from the Universidad de las Américas, he is an emeritus research faculty member of the UNAM y and the National System of Researchers. At the UNAM he has taught at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature and has done research at the Institute of Philosophy Research. He is a member of the Colegio Nacional since 1973. He received the Legion of Honour from France and the Isabel la Católica from Spain awards as well as the Cruz de Saint Jordi from the Generalitat of Catalonia for his works in essay and academics in Spanish and Catalan literature. He has also received the Elías Sourasky and the Premio Universidad Nacional awards at the UNAM. Professor Xirau is mostly known in the English speaking world as the co-author of The Nature of Man along with Erich Fromm (Macmillan 1968, ISBN 0-02-084960-5 ).

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