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Famous Peruvian Poets - Famous Poets from Peru

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

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Arguedas, José María

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José María Arguedas Altamirano (18 January 1911 – 28 November 1969) was a Peruvian novelist, poet, and anthropologist. Arguedas was a mestizo of Spanish and Quechua descent who wrote novels, short stories, and poems in both Spanish and Quechua .
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Adán, Martín

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Martín Adán (Lima, 1908 - 1985), pseudonym of Rafael de la Fuente Benavides, was a Peruvian poet whose body of work is notable for its hermeticism and metaphysical depth.
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Valdelomar, Abraham

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Pedro Abraham Valdelomar Pinto (April 27, 1888 - November 3, 1919) was a Peruvian narrator, poet, journalist, essayist and dramatist; he is considered the founder of the avant-garde in Peru, although more for his dandy-like public poses and his founding of the journal Colónida than for his own writing, which is lyrically posmodernista rather than aggressively experimental. Like Charles Baudelaire in 19th century Paris, he claimed to have made his country aware for the first time of the relationship between poetry and the market, and to have recognized the need for the writer to turn himself into a celebrity.
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Scorza, Manuel

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Manuel Scorza (September 9, 1928 – November 27, 1983) was an important Peruvian novelist, poet, and political activist, exiled under the regime of Manuel Odría. He was born in Lima .
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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.
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Watanabe, José

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José Watanabe (1946-April 25, 2007) was a Peruvian poet who won a number of literary awards.
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Varela, Blanca

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Blanca Leonor Varela Gonzáles (10 August 1926 - 12 March 2009) was a Peruvian poet.
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Bondy, Sebastián Salazar

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Sebastián Salazar Bondy (Lima, 1924–1964) was a Peruvian playwright, essayist, poet, and journalist, and among the most important of Peruvian intellectuals .
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Heraud, Javier

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Javier Heraud Pérez (1942-1963 ) was a Peruvian poet and member of the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN).
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Hinostroza, Rodolfo

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Rodolfo Hinostroza (born 1941 Lima ) is a Peruvian poet.