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Spanish Poets

Spanish Poets and their poems. A list of the top 100 most popular and best famous Spanish poets. Here are the best and most popular famous Spanish poets in history (with their best poetry).

Rank Spanish Poets
1 Pablo Neruda
Neruda , Pablo

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A Chilean writer considered one of the most influential poets of the 20th century.. Chilean poet diplomat and politician; Nobel Prize for Literature 1971

2 Delmira Agustini
Agustini , Delmira

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Delmira Agustini (October 24, 1886 – July 6, 1914), a Uruguayan poet, is considered one of the greatest female Latin American poets of the early 20th century.

3 Gary Soto
Soto , Gary

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An American author and poet.. Mexican-American author and poet

4 Sandra Cisneros
Cisneros , Sandra

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Sandra Cisneros (born December 20, 1954 in Chicago) is a United States author and poet best known for her novel The House on Mango Street. She is also the author of Caramelo, published by Knopf in 2002. Much of her writing is influenced by her Mexican-American heritage.

5 Octavio Paz
Paz , Octavio

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

6 Jorge Luis Borges
Borges , Jorge Luis

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An Argentine writer who is considered one of the foremost literary figures of the 20th century.. Argentine short-story writer essayist poet and translator

7 Federico García Lorca
García Lorca , Federico

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Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He was executed by Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War. In 2008, a Spanish judge opened an investigation into Lorca's death. The García Lorca family eventually dropped objections to the excavation of a potential gravesite near Alfacar. However, no human remains were found.

8 Antonio Machado
Machado , Antonio

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. Spanish poet; a leader of the Generation of '98

9 Gabriela Mistral
Mistral , Gabriela

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. Chilean poet educator diplomat and feminist; Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945

10 Jose Asuncion Silva
Silva , Jose Asuncion

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Jose Asuncion Silva: Colombian,spanish poet. Jose Asuncion Silva poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Jose Asuncion Silva biography.

11 Alfonsina Storni
Storni , Alfonsina

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. Latin American Modernist poet

12 Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
Adolfo Becquer , Gustavo

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Gustavo Adolfo Domínguez Bastida, better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, (February 17, 1836, Seville - December 22, 1870) was a Spanish post-romanticist poet and writer (mostly short stories), also a playwright, literary columnist, and talented drawer. Today he is considered one of the most important figures in Spanish literature. He adopted the alias of Bécquer as his brother Valeriano Bécquer, a painter, had done earlier. He was associated with the post-romanticism movement and wrote while realism was enjoying success in Spain. He was moderately well known during his life, but it was after his death that most of his works were published. His best known works are the Rhymes and the Legends, usually published together as Rimas y leyendas. These poems and tales are essential to the study of Spanish literature and common reading for high-school students in Spanish-speaking countries .

13 Jorge Enrique Adoum
Adoum , Jorge Enrique

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Jorge Enrique Adoum (Ambato, June 29, 1926 – Quito, July 3, 2009) was an Ecuadorian writer, poet, politician, and diplomat. He was one of the major exponents of Latin American poetry. Social concerns were always present in his work.

14 Rafael Alberti
Alberti , Rafael

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Rafael Alberti Merello (16 December 1902 – 28 October 1999) was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27. He is considered one of the greatest literary figures of the so-called Silver Age of Spanish Literature, and he won numerous prizes and awards. He died aged 96. After the Spanish Civil War, he went into exile because of his Marxist beliefs. On his return to Spain after the death of Franco, he was named Hijo Predilecto de Andalucía in 1983 and Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad de Cádiz in 1985.

15 Claribel Alegria
Alegria , Claribel

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Clara Isabel Alegría Vides (born May 12, 1924) is a Nicaraguan poet, essayist, novelist, and journalist who is a major voice in the literature of contemporary Central America. She writes under the pseudonym Claribel Alegría. She was awarded the 2006 Neustadt International Prize for Literature .

16 Vicente Aleixandre
Aleixandre , Vicente

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Vicente Pío Marcelino Cirilo Aleixandre y Merlo (April 26, 1898 – December 13, 1984) was a Spanish poet who was born in Seville. Aleixandre was a Nobel Prize laureate for Literature in 1977. He was part of the Generation of '27. He died in Madrid in 1984.. Spanish poet Nobel Laureate 1977

17 Damaso Alonso
Alonso , Damaso

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Dámaso Alonso y Fernández de las Redondas (22 October 1898 – 25 January 1990) was a Spanish poet, philologist and literary critic. Though a member of the Generation of '27, his best-known work dates from the 1940s onwards.. Spanish poet philologist and literary critic

18 Jorge Carrera Andrade
Andrade , Jorge Carrera

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Jorge Carrera Andrade was an Ecuadorian poet, historian, author, and diplomat during the 20th century. He was born in Quito, Ecuador in 1902. He died in 1978. During his life and after his death he has been recognized with Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz and Cesar Vallejo as one of the most important Latin American poets of the twentieth century.

19 Manuel Maples Arce
Arce , Manuel Maples

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Manuel Maples Arce (Papantla, Veracruz, México 1898 - 1981) was a Mexican poet, writer, art critic, lawyer and diplomat, especially known as the founder of the Stridentism movement.

20 Elvia Ardalani
Ardalani , Elvia

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Elvia Ardalani or Elvia García Ardalani (born June 4, 1963 in Heroica Matamoros Tamaulipas, Mexico ), is a Mexican writer, poet, and storyteller. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Texas–Pan American, where she teaches Creative Writing and Spanish Literature .

21 Maria Arrillaga
Arrillaga , Maria

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María Arrillaga is a Puerto Rican poet who has been a professor at the University of Puerto Rico. She taught in the Spanish department on the Rio Piedras campus. She is a member of PEN 's women's committee and a past secretary. She is the author of several collections of poetry. She currently lives in New York City and Old San Juan, Puerto Rico .

22 Miguel Arteche
Arteche , Miguel

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Miguel Salinas Arteche (4 June 1926 – 22 July 2012), best known as Miguel Arteche, the name he adopted after legally reversing his maternal and paternal surnames in 1972, was a Chilean poet and novelist. He was born in Nueva Imperial, Cautín, 9th Region, on June 4, 1926, but spent most of his adult life in Santiago, Chile serving in academics. He was also awarded government positions, both in Chile and abroad. His writings appeared first in the Anthology of the Generation of 1950, compiled by Enrique Lafourcade, a well-known Chilean writer.

23 Germán List Arzubide
Arzubide , Germán List

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Germán List Arzubide (31 May 1898 – 17 October or 19 October 1998) was a Mexican poet and revolutionary .

24 Jesús Balmori
Balmori , Jesús

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Jesús Balmori (January 10, 1887 – May 23, 1948) was a Filipino Spanish language journalist, playwright, and poet .

25 José Carlos Becerra
Becerra , José Carlos

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José Carlos Becerra (1936–1970) was a Mexican poet.

26 Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
Bécquer , Gustavo Adolfo

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Gustavo Adolfo Claudio Domínguez Bastida, better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, (February 17, 1836, Seville - December 22, 1870) was a Spanish post-romanticist poet and writer (mostly short stories), also a playwright, literary columnist, and talented drawer. Today he is considered one of the most important figures in Spanish literature. He adopted the alias of Bécquer as his brother Valeriano Bécquer, a painter, had done earlier. He was associated with the post-romanticism movement and wrote while realism was enjoying success in Spain. He was moderately well known during his life, but it was after his death that most of his works were published. His best known works are the Rhymes and the Legends, usually published together as Rimas y leyendas. These poems and tales are essential to the study of Spanish literature and common reading for high-school students in Spanish-speaking countries .

27 Andrés Bello
Bello , Andrés

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Andrés de Jesús María y José Bello López (November 29, 1781 – October 15, 1865) was a Venezuelan humanist, poet, legislator, philosopher, educator and philologist, whose political and literary works constitute an important part of Spanish American culture. Bello is featured on the old 2,000 Venezuelan bolívar and the 20,000 Chilean peso notes. There is also a decoration, the Venezuelan Order of Andrés Bello.

28 Mario Benedetti
Benedetti , Mario

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Mario Orlando Hardy Hamlet Brenno Benedetti Farrugia (Spanish pronunciation:  ['majo ßene'ðeti]  (listen ) ; 14 September 1920 – 17 May 2009), known as Mario Benedetti, was an Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet as well as being an integral member of the Generación del 45. In spite of publishing more than 80 books and being published in twenty languages he was not well known in the English-speaking world, but in the Spanish -speaking world he was considered one of Latin America 's most important writers from the latter half of the 20th-century.

29 Gonzalo de Berceo
Berceo , Gonzalo de

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Gonzalo de Berceo (ca. 1197 – before 1264) was a Spanish poet born in the Riojan village of Berceo, close to the major Benedictine monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla. He is celebrated for his poems on religious subjects, written in a style of verse which has been called Mester de Clerecía, shared with more secular productions such as the Libro de Alexandre, the Libro de Apolonio. He is considered the first Spanish poet known by name.

30 Juan Boscán
Boscán , Juan

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Joan Boscà i Almogàver (Catalan pronunciation:  [u'am bus'ka j mu'aß], Spanish : Juan Boscán Almogávar ) (1490–September 21, 1542), was a Spanish poet born about the end of the 15th century.

31 Joan Brossa
Brossa , Joan

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Joan Brossa i Cuervo (Catalan pronunciation) (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain,(1919–1998) was a Spanish poet in Catalan language, playwright, graphic designer and plastic artist. He was one of the founders of both the group and the publication known as Dau-al-Set (1948) and one of the leading early proponents of visual poetry in Catalan literature. Although he was in the vanguard of the post-war poets he also wrote formally perfect sonnets, saphic odes and sestinas. His creative work embraced every aspect of the arts: cinema, theatre (more of 360 pieces), music, cabaret, the para-theatrical arts, magic and the circus.. Catalan poet playwright and plastic artist

32 Mariano Brull
Brull , Mariano

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Mariano Brull Caballero (February 24, 1891 – June 8, 1956) was a Cuban poet usually associated with the French Symbolist movement. Two Symbolists who strongly influenced him were Stéphane Mallarmé and Paul Valéry. Among Cuban poets of the first half of the 20th century he was the most outstanding of those who wrote poetry for poetry's sake, as opposed to poetry that addressed social issues or poetry that was inspired by the culture of Cubans of African descent. Because of his interest in the sounds of words, he is known for a type of poetry called "jitanjáfora" in which the words are virtually meaningless, their sounds all-important. A diplomat by profession, he lived many years in various countries of Europe and the Americas.

33 Julia de Burgos
Burgos , Julia de

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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.

34 Roy Campbell
Campbell , Roy

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Ignatius Royston Dunnachie Campbell, better known as Roy Campbell, (October 2, 1901 – April 22, 1957) was an Anglo-African poet and satirist. He was considered by T. S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas and Edith Sitwell to have been one of the best poets of the period between the First and Second World Wars. Campbell's vocal attacks upon the Marxism and Freudianism popular among the British intelligentsia caused him to be a controversial figure during his own lifetime. It has been suggested by some critics that his support for Francisco Franco's Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War has caused him to be labelled politically incorrect and blacklisted from modern poetry anthologies.. Anglo-African poet and satirist

35 Matilde Camus
Camus , Matilde

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Matilde Camus (September 26, 1919 – April 28, 2012) was a Spanish poet who also wrote non-fiction.

36 Quima Jaume i Carbó
Carbó , Quima Jaume i

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Quima Jaume i Carbó (1934–1993) was a Catalan Spanish poet. She was born in Cadaqués, Girona, Catalonia, and graduated from university with a degree in Catalan philology .

37 Alejandro Carrión
Carrión , Alejandro

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Alejandro Carrión Aguirre (11 March 1915 – 4 January 1992) was a poet, novelist and journalist. He wrote the novel La espina (1959), the short story book La manzana dañada (1983), and numerous poetry books. As a journalist he published many of his articles under the pseudonym " Juan Sin Cielo ." In 1956 he founded, along with Pedro Jorge Vera, the political magazine La Calle. He directed the literary magazine Letras del Ecuador. He received the Maria Moors Cabot prize (1961) from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism as well as the Ecuadorian National Prize Premio Eugenio Espejo (1981) for his body of work. He was the nephew of Benjamín Carrión .

38 Julián del Casal
Casal , Julián del

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José Julián Herculano del Casal y de la Lastra (November 7, 1863 – October 21, 1893) was a Cuban poet .

39 Rosario Castellanos
Castellanos , Rosario

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Rosario Castellanos (25 May 1925 – 7 August 1974) was a Mexican poet and author. Along with the other members of the Generation of 1950 (the poets who wrote following the Second World War, influenced by César Vallejo and others), she was one of Mexico's most important literary voices in the last century. Throughout her life, she wrote eloquently about issues of cultural and gender oppression, and her work has influenced feminist theory and cultural studies. Though she died young, she opened the door of Mexican literature to women, and left a legacy that still resonates today.

40 Blanca Castellón
Castellón , Blanca

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Blanca Castellon (born 1958 in Managua ) is a celebrated Nicaraguan poet. She is the author of Ama del espíritu (poetry, 1995), Flotaciones (poetry, 1998) and Orilla opuesta (poetry, 2000). She is also the winner of Instituto de Estudios Modernistas of poetry in Valencia, Spain. She is currently Vice President of Centro Nicaragüense de Escritores (Nicaraguan Center of Writers). She is married to Mr. Luis Baez, and has three sons: Luis, Carlos and Javier.

41 Sergio Badilla Castillo
Castillo , Sergio Badilla

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Sergio Badilla Castillo (born November 30, 1947 in Valparaiso, Chile ) is a Chilean poet and the founder of poetic transrealism in contemporary poetry. He is considered the Latin American poet with the broadest Nordic influence, from the Finnish poets, Edith Södergran, Elmer Diktonius, Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski and the Swedes Gunnar Ekelöf, Tomas Tranströmer and Lars Gustafsson .

42 Rosalía de Castro
Castro , Rosalía de

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María Rosalía Rita de Castro (Galician pronunciation:  [rosa'li.a ðe 'kasto] ; 24 February 1837 – 15 July 1885), was a Galician romanticist writer and poet .

43 Luis Cernuda
Cernuda , Luis

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Luis Cernuda (born Luis Cernuda Bidón September 21, 1902, Seville – November 5, 1963, Mexico City), was a Spanish poet and literary critic.. Spanish poet and literary critic

44 Gutierre de Cetina
Cetina , Gutierre de

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Gutierre de Cetina (1519-1554) a Spanish poet and soldier, was born at Seville. He was the brother of Beltrán and Gregorio de Cetina, lesser known conquistadors. He served under Charles V in Italy and Germany, but retired from the army in 1545 to settle in Seville. Soon afterwards, however, he sailed for Mexico, where he resided for some time, and later returned to Mexico, where he fell victim some date previous to 1560 in Puebla to a morte galante. A follower of Juan Boscán and Garcilaso de la Vega, a friend of Jerónimo Jiménez de Urrea and Baltasar del Alcázar, Cetina adopted the doctrines of the Italian school and, under the name of Vandalio, wrote an extensive series of poems in the newly introduced metres; his sonnets are remarkable for elegance of form and sincerity of sentiment, his other productions being in great part adaptations from Petrarch, Ariosto and Ludovico Dolce. His patrons were Antonio de Leyva, prince of Ascoli, Hurtado de Mendoza, and Alvas's grandson, the duke de Sessa, but he seems to have profited little by their protection. His works have been well edited by Joaquin Hazañas y la Rúa in two volumes published at Seville (1895).

45 Jose Santos Chocano
Chocano , Jose Santos

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José Santos Chocano Gastañodi (May 14, 1875 – December 13, 1934) was a Peruvian poet and political activist, whose work was widely praised across Europe and Latin America. Chocano interacted with major Spanish poets, as well as statesmen from many different regimes, where he was treated as a poet laureate. He claimed to have rediscovered Latin America through verse in his 1906 collection 'Alma América', which carried an introduction by the distinguished philosopher-poet Miguel de Unamuno. Chocano was involved in many violent feuds with other intellectuals, and was jailed for shooting a journalist who had criticised him. In his turn, Chocano was stabbed to death on a tram in Santiago de Chile by an unknown assailant.

46 José Santos Chocano
Chocano , José Santos

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José Santos Chocano Gastañodi (May 14, 1875 – December 13, 1934) was a Peruvian poet and political activist, whose work was widely praised across Europe and Latin America. Chocano interacted with major Spanish poets, as well as statesmen from many different regimes, where he was treated as a poet laureate. He claimed to have rediscovered Latin America through verse in his 1906 collection 'Alma América', which carried an introduction by the distinguished philosopher-poet Miguel de Unamuno. Chocano was involved in many violent feuds with other intellectuals, and was jailed for shooting a journalist who had criticised him. In his turn, Chocano was stabbed to death on a tram in Santiago de Chile by an unknown assailant.

47 Julio Correa
Correa , Julio

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Julio Correa was a Paraguayan poet in Guarani language .

48 Alfonso Cortés
Cortés , Alfonso

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Alfonso Cortés (9 December 1893 - 3 February 1969) was a Nicaraguan poet. He is often referred to as the most important poet after Rubén Darío (poet who initiated the Spanish-American literary movement known as modernismo (modernism)). Before his death, he often said he was "less important than Darío, but more profound".

49 Aurora de Albornoz
de Albornoz , Aurora

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Aurora de Albornoz (January 22, 1926 – June 6, 1990) was born in Luarca, Asturias, Spain. As a youth, she lived in Luarca with her parents, sister, and extended family, throughout the Spanish Civil War from 1936 to 1939— an event that inspired her later poetry.. 20th century Spanish poet

50 Renée Ferrer de Arréllaga
de Arréllaga , Renée Ferrer

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Renée Ferrer de Arréllaga, (born 1944) is a contemporary Paraguayan poet and novelist. She is Secretary General of the Board of Governors of the twenty-member Academia Paraguaya de la Lengua Española. Her novel Los nudos del silencio (The knots of silence) has been translated into French and Italian. On December 16, 2011 Ferrer was awarded the Premio Nacional de Literatura de Paraguay by President Fernando Lugo. She is married with four children.

51 Luis de Gongora
de Gongora , Luis

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Luis de Góngora y Argote (11 July 1561 – 24 May 1627) was a Spanish Baroque lyric poet. Góngora and his lifelong rival, Francisco de Quevedo, are widely considered the most prominent Spanish poets of all time. His style is characterized by what was called culteranismo, also known as Gongorism (Gongorismo ). This style existed in stark contrast to Quevedo's conceptismo .

52 Salomón de la Selva
de la Selva , Salomón

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Salomón de la Selva born in León Nicaragua on March 20, 1893 and died in Paris, France on February 5, 1959 was a Nicaraguan poet and honorary member of the Mexican Academy of Language .

53 Daniel de la Vega
de la Vega , Daniel

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Daniel de la Vega (30 June 1892 – 29 July 1971) was a Chilean journalist, poet, playwright, chronicler, and novelist .

54 Garcilaso de la Vega
de la Vega , Garcilaso

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Garcilaso de la Vega (c. 1501 – October 14, 1536) was a Spanish soldier and poet. Although not the first or the only one to do so, he was the most influential poet to introduce Italian Renaissance verse forms, poetic techniques and themes to Spain.

55 Fray Luis de León
de León , Fray Luis

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Luis Ponce de León, O.E.S.A. (Belmonte, Cuenca, 1527 – Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Castile, Spain, 23 August 1591), was a Spanish lyric poet, Augustinian friar, theologian and academic, active during the Spanish Golden Age .

56 Miguel de Unamuno
de Unamuno , Miguel

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Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (29 September 1864, Bilbao, Biscay, Basque Country, Spain – 31 December 1936, Salamanca, Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain) was a Basque essayist, novelist, poet, playwright and philosopher.. Spanish essayist novelist poet playwright and philosopher

57 Esteban Manuel de Villegas
de Villegas , Esteban Manuel

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Esteban Manuel de Villegas (Matute, La Rioja, 5 February 1589 – Nájera, La Rioja, 3 September 1669) was a 17th-century Spanish poet .

58 Baltasar del Alcázar
del Alcázar , Baltasar

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Baltasar del Alcázar (1530–1606) was a Spanish poet from Seville, Spain. His poetry was about life and love, most of it spiced with a keen sense of humor.. Spanish poet

59 Francisco Domene
Domene , Francisco

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Francisco Domene (born 12 February 1960) is a Spanish writer, narrator, novelist, and poet. He was born in Caniles (Granada ), (Spain ).

60 Juan del Encina
Encina , Juan del

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Juan del Enzina – the spelling he used – or Juan del Encina – modern Spanish spelling – (born July 12, 1468 – died late 1529 or early 1530) was a composer, poet and playwright, :535 often called the founder, along with Gil Vicente, of Spanish drama. His name at birth was Juan de Fermoselle.

61 Alonso de Ercilla
Ercilla , Alonso de

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Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga (August 7, 1533 – November 29, 1594) was a Spanish nobleman, soldier and epic poet, born in Madrid. While in Chile (1556–63) he fought against the Araucanians (Mapuche), and there he began the epic poem La Araucana, considered one of the greatest Spanish historical poems [ citation needed ]. This heroic work in 37 cantos is divided into three parts, published in 1569, 1578, and 1589. It tells of the courageous insurrection of the Araucanians and also relates the history of Chile and of contemporary Spain.

62 Alfredo Espino
Espino , Alfredo

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Alfredo Espino (1900—August 1928) was a poet from El Salvador. Born in Ahuachapán, his only book is Jícaras Tristes (Sad Vessels), a collection of 96 poems. It is one of the most published books of poetry in El Salvador. Espino died in San Salvador .

63 José de Espronceda
Espronceda , José de

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José Ignacio Javier Oriol Encarnación de Espronceda y Delgado (25 March 1808 — 23 May 1842) was a Romantic Spanish poet.

64 León Felipe
Felipe , León

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León Felipe Camino Galicia (11 April 1884 - 17 September 1968) was an anti-fascist Spanish poet .

65 Leandro Fernández de Moratín
Fernández de Moratín , Leandro

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Leandro Fernández de Moratín (March 10, 1760 — June 21, 1828) was a Spanish dramatist, translator and neoclassical poet.. Spanish dramatist translator and Spanish Enlightenment poet

66 Jacobo Fijman
Fijman , Jacobo

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Jacobo Fijman (1898–1970) was an Argentine poet born in Orhei, Bessarabia, now in Moldova. He moved to Argentina with his parents in 1902.

67 Karina Galvez
Galvez , Karina

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Karina Galvez is an Ecuadorian poet. She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, July 7, 1964. She has lived in California, U.S.A. since 1985. In 1995, she published her book “Karina Galvez – Poetry and Songs”, which includes both English and Spanish versions of her poems and a prologue written by León Roldós Aguilera, former vice-president of Ecuador. In 1996, her “Poem For My Mother” won 2nd place in the annual Latin American poetry contest organized by the "Casa de la Cultura" in Long Beach, CA. She is also a song writer and has written children's poems and short children's stories.. Ecuadorian poet

68 Enrique García-Máiquez
García-Máiquez , Enrique

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Enrique García-Máiquez (Murcia, 1969 -but always living in El Puerto de Santa María ) is a Spanish poet: so far he has published four poetry books. He also writes essays, articles on literary criticism and newspaper columns. He is married and has one daughter.

69 Pedro Garfias
Garfias , Pedro

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

70 Juan Gelman
Gelman , Juan

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Juan Gelman (born 3 May 1930) is an Argentine poet. He has published more than twenty books of poetry since 1956. He won the Cervantes Prize in 2007, the most important in Spanish literature. His works celebrate life but are also tempered with social and political commentary and reflect his own painful experiences with the politics of his country.

71 Luis de Góngora
Góngora , Luis de

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Luis de Góngora y Argote (11 July 1561 – 24 May 1627) was a Spanish Baroque lyric poet. Góngora and his lifelong rival, Francisco de Quevedo, are widely considered the most prominent Spanish poets of all time. His style is characterized by what was called culteranismo, also known as Gongorism (Gongorismo ). This style existed in stark contrast to Quevedo's conceptismo .

72 José Gorostiza
Gorostiza , José

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José Gorostiza Alcalá (10 November 1901 — 16 March 1973) was a Mexican poet, educator, and diplomat. For his achievements in the poetic arts, he was made a member of the Academia Mexicana de la Lengua .

73 Javier del Granado
Granado , Javier del

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Don Francisco Javier del Granado y Granado (27 February 1913 – 15 May 1996), was a poet laureate and favorite son of Bolivia .

74 Manuel Ortiz Guerrero
Guerrero , Manuel Ortiz

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Manuel Ortiz Guerrero (16 July 1897 – 5 August 1933) was a Paraguayan poet and musician

75 Jorge Guillen
Guillen , Jorge

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Jorge Guillén y Álvarez (Spanish pronunciation:  ['xoxe i'en] ; 18 January 1893 – 6 February 1984) was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27, as well as a university teacher, scholar and literary critic.

76 Jorge Guillén
Guillén , Jorge

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Jorge Guillén y Álvarez (Spanish pronunciation:  ['xoxe i'en] ; 18 January 1893 – 6 February 1984) was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27, as well as a university teacher, scholar and literary critic.

77 Nicolás Guillén
Guillén , Nicolás

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Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista (10 July 1902 – 16 July 1989) was a Cuban poet, journalist, political activist, and writer. He is best remembered as the national poet of Cuba.

78 Oscar Hahn
Hahn , Oscar

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Óscar Arturo Hahn Garcés (born 1938 in Iquique, Chile ) is a Chilean writer and poet. Known in Chile as one of the writers of the Generation of the 70s (also known as the "Dispersed" or "Decimated Generation" - "Generacion Trilce"),

79 Oscar Hahn
Hahn , Oscar

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Óscar Arturo Hahn Garcés (born 1938 in Iquique, Chile) is a Chilean writer and poet. Known in Chile as one of the writers of the Generation of the 70s (also known as the "Dispersed" or "Decimated Generation" - "Generacion Trilce").

80 José María Heredia
Heredia , José María

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José María Heredia y Heredia (December 31, 1803 – May 21, 1839) was a Cuban poet, born at Santiago de Cuba .

81 Miguel Hernandez
Hernandez , Miguel

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Miguel Hernández Gilabert (30 October 1910, Orihuela – 28 March 1942, Alicante ) was a 20th-century Spanish poet and playwright associated with the Generation of '27 movement and the Generation of '36 movement.

82 José Hernández
Hernández , José

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José Hernández (born José Rafael Hernández y Pueyrredón) (November 10, 1834 – October 21, 1886) was an Argentine journalist, poet, and politician best known as the author of the epic poem Martín Fierro .

83 Miguel Hernández
Hernández , Miguel

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Miguel Hernández Gilabert (30 October 1910, Orihuela – 28 March 1942, Alicante ) was a 20th-century Spanish poet and playwright associated with the Generation of '27 movement and the Generation of '36 movement.

84 Juan Antonio González Iglesias
Iglesias , Juan Antonio González

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Juan Antonio González Iglesias (born 1964 in Salamanca ) is a Spanish poet who writes primarily in Castilian. He was the 2006 winner of the Loewe in poetry

85 Porfirio Barba Jacob
Jacob , Porfirio Barba

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Miguel Ángel Osorio Benítez (July 29, 1883 – January 14, 1942), better known by his pseudonym, Porfirio Barba-Jacob, was a Colombian poet and writer.

86 Clara Janés
Janés , Clara

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Clara Janés Nadal, born in Barcelona (6 November 1940), is a Spanish poet, writer and translator. She is regarded as one of the great love poets of contemporary Spanish literature, a designation given her by one of twentieth century Spain's most respected women writers, Rosa Chacel. Janés's works often employ mystical language and interior explorations in an effort to find union with the "other."

87 Víctor Jara
Jara , Víctor

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Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (Spanish pronunciation:  ['biktor 'liðjo 'xaa mar'tines] ; September 28, 1932 – September 15, 1973) was a Chilean teacher, theatre director, poet, singer- songwriter, political activist and member of the Communist Party of Chile. A distinguished theatre director, he devoted himself to the development of Chilean theatre, directing a broad array of works from locally produced Chilean plays, to the classics of the world stage, to the experimental work of Ann Jellicoe. Simultaneously he developed in the field of music and played a pivotal role among neo-folkloric artists who established the Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song) movement which led to a revolution in the popular music of his country under the Salvador Allende government. Shortly after the Chilean coup of 11 September 1973, he was arrested, tortured and ultimately shot dead. His body was later thrown out into the street of a shanty town in Santiago. The contrast between the themes of his songs, on love, peace and social justice and the brutal way in which he was murdered transformed Jara into a symbol of struggle for human rights and justice worldwide.

88 Juan Ramón Jiménez
Jiménez , Juan Ramón

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Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón (23 December 1881 – 29 May 1958) was a Spanish poet, a prolific writer who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1956. One of Jiménez's most important contributions to modern poetry was his advocacy of the French concept of "pure poetry."

89 Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Juana Inés de la Cruz , Sor

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Sor (Sister) Juana Inés de la Cruz (12 November 1648 – 17 April 1695), fully Juana Inés de Asbaje y Ramírez de Santillana, was a self-taught scholar and poet of the Baroque school, and nun of New Spain. Although she lived in a colonial era when Mexico was part of the Spanish Empire, she is considered today a Mexican writer, and stands at the beginning of the history of Mexican literature in the Spanish language.. 17th Century Mexican poet

90 Roberto Juarroz
Juarroz , Roberto

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Roberto Juarroz (Coronel Dorrego 1925–1995 Temperley ) was an Argentine poet famous for his " Poesía vertical " (Vertical poetry).

91 Ignacio Lasso
Lasso , Ignacio

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Ignacio Lasso (1911 - 1943) was an Ecuadorian poet born in Quito. He was the mentor and founder of the magazine of the poets of Elan, a group integrated by Ecuadorian poets born between 1905 and 1920. He collaborated with several magazines of his time. Benjamin Carrión said of Lasso in 1937: "In spite of his brave incursions of high poetic value, Lasso is a poet with an American mind and European sensitivity. His legacy is more in line with the poets of ULISES in Mexico. We can clearly see the influence of the poet Jaime Torres Bodet ”.

92 José Lezama Lima
Lezama Lima , José

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José Lezama Lima (December 19, 1910 in Havana, Cuba - August 9, 1976 in Havana, Cuba) was a Cuban writer and poet who is considered one of the most influential figures in Latin American literature.. Cuban writer and poet

93 Enrique Lihn
Lihn , Enrique

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Enrique Lihn Carrasco (3 September 1929 – 10 July 1988) was a Chilean poet, playwright, and novelist. The son of Enrique Lihn Doll and María Carrasco Délano, he married Ivette Mingram (1932–2008) and they had one daughter: Andrea María Lihn Mingram, an actress.

94 Íñigo López de Mendoza, marqués de Santillana
López de Mendoza, marqués de Santillana , Íñigo

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Don Íñigo López de Mendoza y de la Vega, Marquis of Santillana (August 19, 1398 – March 25, 1458) was a Castilian politician and poet who held an important position in society and literature during the reign of John II of Castile .

95 Federico García Lorca
Lorca , Federico García

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Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca (Spanish pronunciation:  [feðe'iko ar'i.a 'lorka] ; 5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936) was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He was executed by Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War. In 2008, a Spanish judge opened an investigation into Lorca's death. The García Lorca family eventually dropped objections to the excavation of a potential gravesite near Alfacar. However, no human remains were found.

96 Dulce María Loynaz
Loynaz , Dulce María

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Dulce María Loynaz (10 December 1902 - 27 April 1997) was a Cuban poet.

97 Manuel Machado
Machado , Manuel

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Manuel Machado y Ruiz (29 August 1874 in Seville – 19 January 1947 in Madrid ) was a Spanish poet and a prominent member of the Generation of 98 .

98 Patricio Manns
Manns , Patricio

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Patricio Manns (born August 3, 1937) is a Chilean composer, author, poet, novelist, essayist, play writer and journalist .

99 Jorge Manrique
Manrique , Jorge

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Jorge Manrique (c. 1440 – 1479) was a major Spanish poet, whose main work, the Coplas a la muerte de su padre (Stanzas about the Death of his Father), is still read today. He was a supporter of the great Spanish queen, Isabel I of Castile, and actively participated on her side in the civil war that broke out against her half-brother, Enrique IV, when the latter attempted to make his daughter, Juana, crown princess. Jorge died in 1479 during an attempt to take the castle of Garcimuñoz, defended by the Marquis of Villena (a staunch enemy of Isabel), after Isabel gained the crown.

100 Carmen Marai
Marai , Carmen

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Carmen Marai is the nom de plume of Carmen María Bassa Rodríguez, a Chilean poet and novelist .

101 José Martí
Martí , José

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José Julián Martí Pérez (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895) was a Cuban national hero and an important figure in Latin American literature. In his short life he was a poet, an essayist, a journalist, a revolutionary philosopher, a translator, a professor, a publisher, and a political theorist. He was also a part of the Cuban Freemasons. Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol for Cuba's bid for independence against Spain in the 19th century, and is referred to as the "Apostle of Cuban Independence." He also fought against the threat of United States expansionism into Cuba. From adolescence, he dedicated his life to the promotion of liberty, political independence for Cuba and intellectual independence for all Spanish Americans; his death was used as a cry for Cuban independence from Spain by both the Cuban revolutionaries and those Cubans previously reluctant to start a revolt.. Cuban poet and writer

102  Martial
Martial ,

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Marcus Valerius Martialis (known in English as Martial ) (March 1, 40 AD – between 102 and 104 AD), was a Spanish poet from Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula ) best known for his twelve books of Epigrams, published in Rome between AD 86 and 103, during the reigns of the emperors Domitian, Nerva and Trajan. In these short, witty poems he cheerfully satirises city life and the scandalous activities of his acquaintances, and romanticises his provincial upbringing. He wrote a total of 1,561, of which 1,235 are in elegiac couplets. He is considered to be the creator of the modern epigram.

103 Enrique González Martínez
Martínez , Enrique González

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Enrique González Martínez (April 13, 1871 in Guadalajara, Jalisco – February 19, 1952 in Mexico City ) was a Mexican poet, diplomat, surgeon and obstetrician. His poetry is considered to be primarily Modernist in nature, with elements of French symbolism.

104 Olga Elena Mattei
Mattei , Olga Elena

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Olga Elena Mattei Echavarría is a Colombian poet born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, in 1933. She has won several poetry awards in Colombia and other Spanish -speaking countries. She has published around 16 books, all of them in Spanish. In 1979 she participated in the "International Writers Program" at the University of Iowa (Usono).

105 José Ricardo Mazó
Mazó , José Ricardo

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José Ricardo Mazó (Pilar, 1927- Asunción, 1987), the Paraguayan poet, was born in Pilar, in the department of Ñeembucú [1]. He was a member of the Literary Academy of the College of San José and of the Paraguayan Academia Universitaria. After completing his studies in San José, he studied in the University of Texas at Austin and subsequently worked as an Engineer and Geologist.

106 Leopoldo Minaya
Minaya , Leopoldo

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Leopoldo Minaya (born November 15, 1963) is a Dominican poet. He is a member of the Generation of 1980 literary movement in the Dominican Republic. He won the 2001 Miguel de Cervantes Cultural Association Award. His works have been published by various Spanish and Dominican publications. Minaya has a doctorate in law from the University of Santo Domingo and took graduate studies in urban education at Mercy College in the United States. Minaya is also a member of the Writers' International Society .

107 Salvador Díaz Mirón
Mirón , Salvador Díaz

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Salvador Díaz Mirón (December 14, 1853 – June 12, 1928) was a Mexican poet. He was born in the port city of Veracruz. His early verse, written in a passionate, romantic style, was influenced by Lord Byron and Victor Hugo. His later verse was more classical in mode. His poem, A Gloria, was influential. His 1901 volume Lascas ("Chips from a Stone") established Mirón as a precursor of modernismo. After a long period of exile, he returned to Mexico and died in Veracruz on June 12, 1928.

108 Juan Ramón Molina
Molina , Juan Ramón

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Juan Ramón Molina (1875–1908) was a national Honduran poet. The National Library Juan Ramón Molina, being the national library of Honduras, was named after him in 2009.

109 Enrique Moya
Moya , Enrique

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Enrique Moya (b. 1958 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a poet, fiction writer, literary translator, essayist and critic of music and literature. He has published work in diverse literary genres in newspapers and magazines of Latin America, the United States and Europe. He is the director of the Latin American - Austrian Literature Forum and of the Latin American Poetry Festival in Vienna.. Venezuelan poet fiction writer literary translator essayist and critic of music and literature

110 Aquiles Nazoa
Nazoa , Aquiles

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Aquiles Nazoa (Caracas, 17 May 1920 - 26 April 1976) was a Venezuelan writer, journalist, poet and humorist. His work expressed the values of popular Venezuelan culture.

111 Amado Nervo
Nervo , Amado

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Amado Nervo (August 27, 1870 – May 24, 1919) also known as Juan Crisóstomo Ruiz de Nervo was the Mexican Ambassador to Argentina and Uruguay, journalist, poet, and educator. His poetry was known for its use of metaphor and reference to mysticism, presenting both love and religion, as well as Christianity and Hinduism. Nervo is noted as one of the most important Mexican poets of the 19th century.

112 Salvador Novo
Novo , Salvador

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Salvador Novo López (30 July 1904 – 13 January 1974) was a Mexican writer, poet, playwright, translator, television presenter, entrepreneur, and the official chronicler of Mexico City, his birthplace and home. As a noted intellectual, he influenced popular perceptions of politics, media, the arts, and Mexican society in general. He was a member of Los Contemporáneos, a group of Mexican writers, as well as of the Mexican Academy of the Language .

113 Rubén Bonifaz Nuño
Nuño , Rubén Bonifaz

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Rubén Bonifaz Nuño (12 November 1923 – 31 January 2013) was a Mexican poet and classical scholar.

114 John of the Cross
of the Cross , John

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John of the Cross (San Juan de la Cruz) (24 June 1542 – 14 December 1591), born Juan de Yepes Alvarez, was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, a Spanish mystic, Catholic saint, Carmelite friar and priest, born at Fontiveros, Old Castile.. Spanish mystic and poet

115 Carlos Oroza
Oroza , Carlos

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Carlos Oroza is a Spanish poet who was born in Viveiro – Spain May 13, 1933.

116 Adalberto Ortiz
Ortiz , Adalberto

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Adalberto Ortiz (February 9, 1914 - February 1, 2003) was a novelist, poet and diplomat born in Esmeraldas, a province of Ecuador .

117 Juan L. Ortiz
Ortiz , Juan L.

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Juan Laurentino Ortiz (June 11, 1896 - September 2, 1978) was an Argentine poet, born in the town of Puerto Ruiz, Entre Ríos Province. He died in Paraná, capital of the same province, at the age of 82.

118 José Emilio Pacheco
Pacheco , José Emilio

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José Emilio Pacheco Berny (born June 30, 1939 in Mexico City ) is a Mexican poet, essayist, novelist and short story writer. He is regarded as one of the major Mexican poets of the second half of the 20th century. The Berlin International Literature Festival has praised him as "one of the most significant contemporary Latin American poets". In 2009 he was awarded the Cervantes Prize for his literary oeuvre.

119 Leopoldo Panero
Panero , Leopoldo

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Leopoldo Panero, Spanish poet born in Astorga in 1909 and deceased in 1962. Father of the poets Leopoldo María Panero and Juan Luis Panero .

120 Leopoldo María Panero
Panero , Leopoldo María

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Leopoldo María Panero (born Madrid, 1948), is a Spanish poet, commonly placed in the Novísimos group.

121 Nicanor Parra
Parra , Nicanor

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Nicanor Parra Sandoval (born September 5, 1914) is a mathematician and poet born in San Fabián de Alico, Chile, who has been considered to be a popular poet in Chile with enormous influence and popularity in Latin America, and also considered one of the most important poets of the Spanish language literature. He describes himself as an "anti-poet," due to his distaste for standard poetic pomp and function—after recitations he would exclaim Me retracto de todo lo dicho, or, "I take back everything I said".. Chilean mathematician and poet

122 Joaquín Pasos
Pasos , Joaquín

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Joaquín Pasos (May 14, 1914—January 20, 1947) was a Nicaraguan poet, narrator, and essayist. He was one of the leading figures of the national Vanguardia literary movement. The poem Pasos is best known for was his Canto de guerra de las cosas (The song of the war of things) poem.

123 Ricardo Pau-Llosa
Pau-Llosa , Ricardo

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Ricardo Pau-Llosa (born May 17, 1954 in Havana, Cuba, lived in the United States since December 1960) is a Cuban - American poet, art critic of Latin American art in the US and Europe, and author of short fiction.

124 Virgilio Piñera
Piñera , Virgilio

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Virgilio Piñera Llera (August 4, 1912 – October 18, 1979) was a Cuban author, playwright, poet, short-story writer, and essayist.

125 Alejandra Pizarnik
Pizarnik , Alejandra

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Alejandra Pizarnik (April 29, 1936 – September 25, 1972) was an Argentine poet.

126 Josefina Pla
Pla , Josefina

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Josefina Pla (9 November 1903 in Isla de Lobos, Canary Island, Spain – 11 January 1999 in Asunción, Paraguay ) was a Spanish poet, playwright, art critic, painter and journalist.

127 Aída Cartagena Portalatín
Portalatín , Aída Cartagena

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Aída Cartagena Portalatín (June 18, 1918 — June 3, 1994) was a Dominican prolific poet, fiction writer and essayist. She wrote in Spanish. Some of her work has been translated into English and other languages.

128 Emilio Prados
Prados , Emilio

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Emilio Prados (March 4, 1899 - April 24, 1962) was a Spanish poet and editor, a member of the Generation of '27 .

129 Mauricio Redolés
Redolés , Mauricio

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Mauricio Redolés (born on 6 June 1953 in Santiago de Chile, Chile ) is a Chilean poet, singer-songwriter and musician. His literary and musical work is characterised by irony, satire, humour and use of colloquialisms .

130 Roberto Fernández Retamar
Retamar , Roberto Fernández

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Roberto Fernández Retamar (born June 9, 1930, Havana ) is a Cuban poet, essayist, literary critic and President of the Casa de las Américas. In his role as President of the organization, Fernández also serves on the Council of State of Cuba. An early close confidant of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, he has remained a central figure in Cuba since the 1959 Revolution. Retamar has also written over a dozen major collections of verse and founded the Casa de las Americas cultural magazine. Professor De Castro Rocha, at the University of Manchester has described Retamar as "one of the most distinguished Latin American intellectuals of the twentieth century." In 1989, he was award the National Prize for Literature, Cuba's national literary award and most important award of its type.

131 Gonzalo Rojas
Rojas , Gonzalo

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Gonzalo Rojas Pizarro (December 20, 1917 – April 25, 2011) was a Chilean poet. His work is part of the continuing Latin American avant-garde literary tradition of the twentieth century. In 2003 he was awarded the Cervantes Prize .

132 Pablo de Rokha
Rokha , Pablo de

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Pablo de Rokha is a Chilean poet born October 17, 1894 in Licantén, Chile ; died September 10, 1968 in Santiago, Chile. He won the Chilean Premio Nacional de Literatura (National Literature Prize in 1965 and is counted among the The four greats of Chilean poetry, along with Pablo Neruda, Vicente Huidobro and Gabriela Mistral. He is considered an avant-garde poet and an influential figure in the poetry scene of his country.

133 David Rosenmann-Taub
Rosenmann-Taub , David

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David Rosenmann-Taub (born May 3, 1927, Santiago ) is a Chilean poet, musician, and artist. His precocious talent in both literature and music was recognized and encouraged by his father, a polyglot, and his mother, a virtuoso pianist. She began teaching him the instrument when he was two; by nine, he himself was giving piano lessons. He later studied composition, counterpoint, and fugue with the celebrated composer Pedro Humberto Allende. He began writing poetry at a very early age; his first published work, a long poem titled El Adolescente (“The Adolescent”), was written at age fourteen and appeared four years later in a literary magazine.

134 Juan Ruiz
Ruiz , Juan

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Juan Ruiz (ca. 1283 – ca. 1350), known as the Archpriest of Hita (Arcipreste de Hita ), was a medieval Spanish poet. He is best known for his ribald, earthy poem, Libro de buen amor (The Book of Good Love ).

135 Joaquín Sabina
Sabina , Joaquín

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Joaquín Ramón Martínez Sabina (Úbeda, Jaén, Spain, 12 February 1949), known artistically simply as Joaquín Sabina, is a singer, songwriter, and poet. He has released fourteen studio albums, two live albums, and three compilation albums. He has collaborated and composed songs for Ana Belén, Olga Román and Miguel Ríos amongst others.

136 Jaime Sabines
Sabines , Jaime

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Jaime Sabines Gutiérrez (March 25, 1926 - March 19, 1999) was a Mexican contemporary poet. Known as “the sniper of Literature” [ citation needed ] as he formed part of a group that transformed literature into reality, he wrote ten volumes of poetry, and his work has been translated into more than twelve languages. His writings chronicle the experience of everyday people in places such as the street, hospital, and playground. Sabines was also a politician.

137 Jaime Saenz
Saenz , Jaime

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Jaime Sáenz Guzmán (29 October 1921 – 16 August 1986) was a Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer. Born in the city of La Paz, he lived his entire life there, and the rough topography and harsh climate of this Andean city had a powerful effect on much of his work. His poetry, though individual to the point of being difficult to classify, bears some similarities with surrealist literature.

138 Pedro Salinas
Salinas , Pedro

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Pedro Salinas y Serrano (27 November 1891, Madrid – 4 December 1951, Boston ) was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27, as well as a university teacher, scholar and literary critic. In 1937, he delivered the Turnbull lectures at Johns Hopkins University. These were later published under the title Reality and the Poet in Spanish Poetry.

139 Lucía Sánchez Saornil
Saornil , Lucía Sánchez

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Lucía Sánchez Saornil (December 13, 1895 – June 2, 1970), was a Spanish poet, militant anarchist and feminist. She is best known as one of the founders of Mujeres Libres and served in the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT) and Solidaridad Internacional Antifascista (SIA).

140 Severo Sarduy
Sarduy , Severo

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Severo Sarduy (Camagüey, Cuba ; February 25, 1937 – Paris ; June 8, 1993) was a Cuban poet, author, playwright, and critic of Cuban literature and art.

141 Antonio Martínez Sarrión
Sarrión , Antonio Martínez

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Antonio Martínez Sarrión, poet and translator, born in Albacete (Spain ) in 1939.

142  Satchidanandan
Satchidanandan ,

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K. Satchidanandan (Malayalam : ; born 28 May 1946) is a major Indian poet and critic, writing in Malayalam, and English. Satchidanandan has established himself as an academician, editor, translator and playwright. Born in central Kerala, he was a Professor of English and Editor of Indian Literature, the journal of the Sahitya Akademi (India's National Academy of Literature) and the executive head of the Sahitya Akademi for a decade (1996–2006) He has to his credit 23 collections of poetry besides many selections, 16 collections of translations of poetry and 21 collections of essays on literature, language and society-three of them in English- besides four plays and three travel narratives. He has 25 collections of his poetry in translation in 17 languages including Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, English, Arabic, French, German and Italian. He has introduced several poets like Garcia Lorca, Alexander Block, Voznesensky, Pablo Neruda, Cesar Vallejo, Bertolt Brecht, Paul Celan, Zbignew Herbert, Eugenio Montale, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Mahmoud Darwish and Yehuda Amichai to Malayalam readers through translations and studies besides a lot of Black, Latin American and Indian poetry. He has also travelled widely, writing and lecturing.

143 José Asunción Silva
Silva , José Asunción

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José Asunción Silva (27 November 1865 in Bogotá – 23 May 1896 in Bogotá ) was a Colombian poet. He is considered one of the founders of Spanish–American Modernism .

144 Medardo Ángel Silva
Silva , Medardo Ángel

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Medardo Ángel Silva (June 8, 1898 – June 10, 1919) was a renowend Ecuadorian poet and a member of the Generación decapitada.

145 Michael Smith
Smith , Michael

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Michael Smith (born 1942) is an Irish poet, author and translator. A member of Aosdána, the Irish National Academy of Artists, Michael Smith was the first Writer in-Residence to be appointed by University College, Dublin and is an Honorary Fellow of UCD. He is a poet who has given a lifetime of service to the art of poetry both in English and Spanish. He has been described as a classical modernist, a poet of modern life. Smith founded New Writers Press in Dublin in 1967 (together with Trevor Joyce and his wife, Irene) and has been responsible for the publication of over seventy books and magazines. He was founder and editor of the influential literary magazine The Lace Curtain. From 1984 to 1989 he was a member of the Arts Council. He has translated into English and published some of the most difficult and exhilarating poets in Spanish, including Federico García Lorca, Pablo Neruda, Miguel Hernández (Unceasing Lightning) and the two great Spanish masters of the baroque, Francisco de Quevedo and Luis de Góngora. He has also translated Gerardo Diego 's Manual de espumas, a Selected Poems of José Hierro and selections of the poems of Jiménez and Luis Cernuda, among others. In 2001 he received the prestigious translating award, the European Academy Medal, for his translation of great Spanish poets. His own poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies of Irish poetry, including The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry. Among his most recent books are The Purpose of the Gift: Selected Poems and Maldon and Other Translations (NWP/ Shearsman). His poetry has been translated into Spanish, Polish, French and German. Among his most recent publications are Selected Poems of Rosalía de Castro, The Prison Poems of Miguel Hernández (Parlor Press) and, with Luis Ingelmo, Complete Poems of Claudio Rodriguéz (Shearsman Books), as well as Complete Poems of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. This year (2009), Shearsman has published his Collected Poems. With the Peruvian scholar Valentin Gianuzzi, he has translated and published (Shearsman Books) the complete poems of César Vallejo in four volumes. In 2009 he translated a selection of poems of the Spanish poet Juan Antonio Villacañas in collaboration with Beatriz Villacañas : Juan Antonio Villacañas: Selected Poems (Shearsman Books) .

146 Roberto Sosa
Sosa , Roberto

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Roberto Sosa (18 April 1930 – 23 May 2011) was an author and poet born in Yoro, Honduras. He spent his early life working hard to help provide for his poor family. When he was almost thirty years old, he published his first book.

147 José Juan Tablada
Tablada , José Juan

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José Juan Tablada (April 3, 1871-August 2, 1945) was a Mexican poet, art critic, and diplomat. Traveled briefly in Japan (1900) and later translated and wrote haiku, introducing the poetic form to Spanish language readers.

148 José Ortega Torres
Torres , José Ortega

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José Ortega Torres (b. 1943) is a poet born in Granada, Spain ; he is a known author in the Andalusian poetic scene. A contemporary of the Novísimos poetic movement, his work follows more traditional forms (rhyme, sonnet ), with a marked rhythm and deliberate word choice that bring to mind the classical Mediterranean tradition His biography sheds light on the local history of poetry in the city of Granada.

149 José Coronel Urtecho
Urtecho , José Coronel

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José Coronel Urtecho (28 February 1906 - 19 March 1994) was a Nicaraguan poet, translator, essayist, critic, narrator, playwright, diplomat and historian. He has been described as "the most influential Nicaraguan thinker of the twentieth century". After an attraction to fascism in the 1930s, he became a strong supporter of the Sandinista National Liberation Front in 1977.

150 Alfonso Vallejo
Vallejo , Alfonso

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Alfonso Vallejo (born 1943, Santander) is a Spanish of Gipsy descentplaywright, poet, painter and neurologist. He has published 33 plays and 20 poetry books. Vallejo was awarded the Lope de Vega prize in 1976 for his play "El desgüace". "Ácido Sulfúrico" was the runner up prize in 1975. In 1978 he received the Internacional Tirso de Molina prize for his work A Tumba Abierta. The Royal Academia of Spain (Real Academia Española), in 1981, awarded Vallejo the Fastenrath de la Real Academia prize for "El cero transparente".. Spanish artist playwright poet painter and neurologist

151 Roque Vallejos
Vallejos , Roque

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Roque Vallejos (Asunción 1943 - Asunción, 2 April 2006) was a poet, psychiatrist and essayist from Paraguay .

152 Lope de Vega
Vega , Lope de

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Félix Arturo Lope de Vega y Carpio (25 November 1562 – 27 August 1635) was a Spanish playwright and poet. He was one of the key figures in the Spanish Golden Century Baroque literature. His reputation in the world of Spanish literature is second only to that of Cervantes, while the sheer volume of his literary output is unequalled, making him one of the most prolific authors in the history of literature.

153 Ramón López Velarde
Velarde , Ramón López

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Ramón López Velarde (June 15, 1888 – June 19, 1921) was a Mexican poet. His work is generally considered to be postmodern, but it is unique for its subject matter. He achieved great fame in his native land, to the point of being considered Mexico's national poet.

154 Carlos Pezoa Véliz
Véliz , Carlos Pezoa

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Carlos Pezoa Véliz (July 21, 1879 – April 21, 1908) was a poet, educator and journalist from Chile. His literary work remained largely unpublished until his death at the age of 28. He was posthumously recognized as a major figure in the history of Chilean poetry .

155 Gabriel Zaid
Zaid , Gabriel

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Gabriel Zaid is a Mexican writer, poet and intellectual.