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Famous Spaniard Poets - Famous Poets from Spain

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

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Machado, Antonio

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Spanish poet; a leader of the Generation of '98.
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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.
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Bécquer, Gustavo Adolfo

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Gustavo Adolfo Domínguez Bastida, better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, 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.
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Pla, Josefina

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Josefina Pla was a Spanish poet, playwright, art critic, painter and journalist.
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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 .
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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
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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 .
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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 .
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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.
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Espronceda, José de

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José Ignacio Javier Oriol Encarnación de Espronceda y Delgado was a Romantic Spanish poet.
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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 .
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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
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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
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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 .
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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
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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.
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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.
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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."
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Pizarnik, Alejandra

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

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

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