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...
J. Michael Martinez
J. Michael Martinez is a Hispanic American poet.
J. Michael Martinez was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, and George Mason University,...
Alurista
Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia (born August 8, 1947) better known by his nom de plume Alurista, is a Chicano poet and activist.
Urista was born in Mexico City and attended primary school in Morel...
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Salvador Agron
Salvador Agron (April 24, 1943 – April 22, 1986), a.k.a. "The Capeman", was a Puerto Rican gang member who murdered two teenagers in a Hell's Kitchen park in 1959. Agron mistook both teenagers for me...
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William Carlos Williams
William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963) was an American poet closely associated with modernism and imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine.
Wi...
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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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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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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...
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...
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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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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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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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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Achy Obejas
Achy Obejas (born June 28, 1956) is a Cuban American writer and journalist focused on personal and national identity issues, living in Oakland, California. She frequently writes on her sexuality and ...
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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