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Famous Poets from Colombia

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List of notable or famous poets from Colombia, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Colombia and even some popular poets who immigrated to Colombia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Colombian 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 Colombia is included when available.

This list below has everything from Andrés Caicedo to Álvaro Mutis.

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

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Álvaro Mutis Jaramillo (August 25, 1923 – September 22, 2013) was a Colombian poet, novelist, and essayist and author of the compendium The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll. He was awarded the 2002 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 90 (1923-2013)

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Andrés Caicedo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Colombia
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Luis Andrés Caicedo Estela (29 September 1951 - 4 March 1977) was a Colombian writer born in Cali, the city where he would spend most of his life. Despite his premature death, his works are considered to be some of the most original produced in Colombia. Caicedo led different cultural movements in the city like the literary group "Los Dialogantes" (Those who speak), the Cinema Club of Cali and the "Ojo con el Cine" Magazine (Attention to the Cinema). In 1970 he won the First Literary Contents of Caracas with his work "Los dientes de caperucita" (The Teeth of Little Red Riding Hood) that opened the doors of national recognition for him. Some sources say that he used to say that to live more ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 26 (1951-1977)

Birthplace: Cali, Colombia

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Dorila Antommarchi

Dorila Antommarchi de Rojas (1850s – 1923) published numerous poems and sometimes used the pseudonym Colombiana. All her poems appear in various anthologies. Her sisters, Hortensia Antommarchi and Elmira Antommarchi, were also published poets. She died in her native town of Cúcuta, Colombia. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Cúcuta, Colombia

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Elmira Antommarchi

Elmira Antommarchi (born in Cúcuta, Colombia) was a Colombian poet who published numerous poems. All her poems appear in various anthologies. Elmira's sisters, Hortensia Antommarchi and Dorila Antommarchi, were also published poets. Elmira died in Cúcuta, Colombia. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Cúcuta, Colombia