Carlos Martínez Rivas

Carlos Martínez Rivas (1924-1998) was a Nicaraguan poet and is widely considered one of his country's most important writers of the twentieth century. All of his works, except La insurrección solitaria [The solitary insurrection] (1953), remained unpublished until the recent publication of his Poesía Reunida [Collected poetry] (Anamá, 2007). Despite this effort, he remains virtually unknown in Latin America, and even more so in the English-speaking world.

  • Carlos Martínez Rivas
    “Another young man given over to poetry; a new, true poet—and the sure promise of a great poet; and the battle against the dawn and its obscene noises; and the start of each day, defenseless against t...


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