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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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Soto, Gary

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Gary Soto was born April 12, 1952 in Fresno, California. He is known as a poet, novelist, and Children's Literature author whose notable works include: “Petty Crimes”, “New and Selected Poems”, and “Living Up the Street”. Soto has won numerous awards including the Academy of American Poets Prize, American Book Award, NEA Fellowship and the Guggenheim Fellowship.
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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
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Amor, Pita

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Guadalupe Teresa Amor Schmidtlein, who wrote as Pita Amor, was a Mexican poet. During her lifetime she was known for her rebelliousness and audacity in her lifestyle. Her poetry, influenced by Juana Inés de la Cruz ("The 10th Muse") and Francisco de Quevedo, is notable for its direct expressions about metaphysical issues stated in the first person.
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Guillen, Rafael

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Blanco, Alberto

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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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Aridjis, Homero

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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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Bocafloja,

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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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Meza, Arturo

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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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Lima, Rossy Evelin

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Rossy Evelin Lima is an award winning Mexican poet, linguist, and translator who immigrated to the United States. She has been published in numerous literary articles, journals, magazines and anthologies in Canada, United States, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela and Argentina.
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Garfias, Pedro

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

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

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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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Segovia, Tomás

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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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Bajraj, Xhevdet

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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.

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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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Huerta, Efraín

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

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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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Villaurrutia, Xavier

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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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Papasquiaro, Mario Santiago

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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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Chávez, Susana

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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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Carpio, Manuel

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Manuel Elogio Carpio Hernández (March 1, 1791 – February 11, 1860), known as Manuel Carpio, was a Mexican poet .
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Flores, Malva

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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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López, Gregorio

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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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Prieto, Guillermo

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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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Sierra, Justo

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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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