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Luis Palés Matos
(1898-1959)

Luis Palés Matos was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico on March 20, 1898. He was the son and brother of other known Puerto Rican poets. Although he is best known for his Negroid Poems Palés Matos excelled at other genre as well. His Poesía Negroide reintroduced Africanism into Puerto Rican poetry. His book Tun Tun de Pasa y Grifería is still available today. He died in San Juan on February 23, 1959.

 

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