Leslie Marmon Silko
Leslie Marmon Silko (born Leslie Marmon; born March 5, 1948) is a Laguna Pueblo writer and one of the key figures in the First Wave of what literary critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native Americ...
Sylvia Rexach
Sylvia Rexach (January 22, 1922 – October 20, 1961), was a comedy scriptwriter, poet, singer and composer of boleros .
Rexach was born and raised in Santurce, Puerto Rico. There she attended...
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Pat Mora
Pat Mora (born in El Paso, Texas, on January 19, 1942) is a Mexican American, Latina author of poetry, nonfiction and children's books. She is a graduate of Texas Western College (now University of Te...
Ana Castillo
Ana Castillo (born June 15, 1953) is a Mexican-American Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scholar. Considered as one of the leading v...
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Luis Llorens Torres
Luis Lloréns Torres (May 14, 1876 – June 16, 1944), was a Puerto Rican poet, playwright, and politician. He was an advocate for the independence of Puerto Rico.
Lloréns Torres was born in Ju...
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Luis J. Rodriguez
Luis J. Rodriguez (born 1954) is an American poet, novelist, journalist, critic, and columnist. He is the 2014 Los Angeles Poet Laureate.He is recognized as a major figure in contemporary Chicano lite...
Isabel Freire de Matos
Isabel Freire de Matos (February 2, 1915 – September 30, 2004) was a writer, educator, journalist, and activist for Puerto Rican independence. Freire de Matos was the author of several children's book...
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Paul Martínez Pompa
Paul Martínez Pompa is a Latino poet.The author of My Kill Adore Him (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009), (selected by Martín Espada for the 2008 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize) and the chapbook Peppe...
Mariela Griffor
Mariela Griffor (born September 29, 1961, Concepcion, Chile), is a poet, editor, publisher and diplomat. She is author of three poetry collections, Exiliana, House and most recently, The Psychiatrist ...
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Giannina Braschi
Giannina Braschi (born February 5, 1953) is a Puerto Rican writer. She is credited with writing the first Spanglish novel Yo-Yo Boing! (1998), the post-modern poetry trilogy Empire of Dreams (Yale, 19...
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Richard Blanco
Richard Blanco (born February 15, 1968) is an American poet, public speaker, author and civil engineer. He is the fifth poet to read at a United States presidential inauguration, having read for Barac...
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Luis Muñoz Rivera
Luis Muñoz Rivera (July 17, 1859 – November 15, 1916) was a Puerto Rican poet, journalist and politician. He was a major figure in the struggle for political autonomy of Puerto Rico.In 1887, Muñ...
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Francisco X. Alarcón
Francisco Xavier Alarcón (born 21 February 1954 Wilmington, California) is an American poet and educator.
He moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, when he was 6. He graduated from California State Univers...
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Ingrid Chavez
Ingrid Julia Chavez (born January 21, 1965) is a Mexican-American poet, vocalist, songwriter and photographer.
Chavez was born January 21, 1965, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, and rais...
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Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa (September 26, 1942 – May 15, 2004) was a scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. She loosely based her best-known book, Borderlands/La F...
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Pedro Pietri
Pedro Pietri (March 21, 1944 – March 3, 2004) was a Nuyorican poet and playwright and a founder of the Nuyorican Movement. He was the poet laureate of the Nuyorican Movement.
Pietri was born in Po...
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Angelico Chavez
Reverend Fr. Fray Angelico Chavez (April 10, 1910 – March 18, 1996) was an American Franciscan priest, historian, author, poet, and painter. "Angelico" was his pen name; he also dropped the acce...
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Lola Rodríguez de Tió
Lola Rodríguez de Tió, (September 14, 1843 – November 10, 1924), was the first Puerto Rican-born woman poet to establish herself a reputation as a great poet throughout all of Latin America. A believ...
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Jack Agüeros
Jack Agüeros (September 2, 1934 – May 4, 2014) was an American community activist, poet, writer, and translator, and the former director of El Museo del Barrio.
Jack Agüeros was born September 2, ...
Martín Espada
Martín Espada (born 1957) is a Latino poet, and professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he teaches poetry. Puerto Rico has frequently been featured as a theme in his poems.
Es...
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Miguel Algarín
Miguel Algarín Jr. (11 September 1941), is a Puerto Rican poet, writer, co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café, and retired Rutgers University professor of English.
Algarín was born in Puerto Rico...
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