Selected Poems - Poesia selecta

Selected Poems - Poesia selecta

by Palés Matos, Julio Marzan

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Overview

Although today Luis Palés Matos is virtually unknown to most American readers, the eminent U.S. poet and writer William Carlos Williams once praised his younger contemporary as “one of the most important poets out of Latin America.” Palés Matos was a native, and lifelong resident, of Puerto Rico. Though he was not black, he became one of the Caribbean’s leading advocates of poesía negra (black poetry). His landmark 1937 collection Tuntún de Pasa y Grifería: Poesía Afro-Antillana (Tom-Tom of Kinky Hair and Black Things: Afro-Caribbean Poetry) joyously celebrated the African aspects and sources of Puerto Rico’s culture and influenced later generations of writers throughout the Western hemisphere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611926712
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Publication date: 11/30/2000
Series: Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 204 KB

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