Famous Poets from Chile

List of notable or famous poets from Chile, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Chile and even some popular poets who immigrated to Chile. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Chilean poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Chile is included when available.

People include everything from Víctor Jara to Pablo Neruda.

This historic poets from Chile list can help answer the questions "Who are some Chilean poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Chile?" These prominent poets of Chile may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Chilean poets.

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  • Alejandro Andrés Zambra Infantas (Santiago, Chile,b.September 24,1975) is a Chilean poet, short story writer and novelist. He has been recognized for his talent as a young Latin American writer, chosen in 2007 as one of the "Bogotá39" (the best Latin American writers under the age of 39) and in 2010 by Granta as one of the best Spanish writers under the age of 35.
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
  • Carlos Pezoa Véliz
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    Carlos Pezoa Véliz (July 21, 1879 – April 21, 1908) was a poet, educator and journalist from Chile. His literary work remained largely unpublished until his death at the age of 28. He was posthumously recognized as a major figure in the history of Chilean poetry.
    • Age: Dec. at 28 (1879-1908)
    • Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
  • Carmen Marai is the nom de plume of Carmen María Bassa Rodríguez, a Chilean poet and novelist.
    • Birthplace: San Antonio, Chile
  • Cristián González Hernández was born in city of Coronel Bio Bio Region, the November 24, 1982. He is a writer and poet Chileno, with several works in various genres. For some listed as a complete artist, since it is devoted not only to writing, but, Photography, Music and serials. Conducted radio program Grace Time Radio from 2000 to 2005 in the city of Coronel, known for his histrionics, irony, and vision.
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Coronel, Chile, Chile
  • Lucila Godoy Alcayaga (American Spanish: [luˈsila ɣoˈdoj alkaˈʝaɣa]; 7 April 1889 – 10 January 1957), known by her pseudonym Gabriela Mistral (Spanish: [ɡaˈβɾjela misˈtɾal]), was a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator and humanist. In 1945 she became the first Latin American author to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature, "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world". Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery, travel, and Latin American identity as formed from a mixture of Native American and European influences. Her portrait also ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1889-1957)
    • Birthplace: Vicuña, Chile
  • Hernán del Solar (1901–1985) was a Chilean writer. He won the Chilean National Prize for Literature in 1968.
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1901-1985)
    • Birthplace: Santiago, Chile