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Famous Mexican Poets - Famous Poets from Mexico

A list of famous poets by country or nationality which includes poems and biographical information of the most famous poets. Read and enjoy famous poetry by famous Poets of various nationalities and countries.

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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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