Famous Poets from Mexico

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

Octavio Paz and Dulce María are included on this list along with many more.

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

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  • Alejandro Aura
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    Alejandro Aura (Mexico City, Mexico; March 2, 1944 – Madrid, Spain; July 30, 2008) was a Mexican writer, essayist, poet, playwright and actor, as well as a culture promoter and television host.
    • Age: Dec. at 64 (1944-2008)
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Antonio Alatorre
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    Antonio Alatorre Chávez (July 25, 1922 – October 21, 2010) was a Mexican writer, philologist and translator, famous due to his influential academic essays about Spanish literature, and because of his book Los 1001 años de la lengua española (The 1001 Years of the Spanish Language).
    • Age: Dec. at 88 (1922-2010)
    • Birthplace: Autlán, Mexico
  • Arturo Meza (Tocumbo, Michoacán, December 12, 1956) is a Mexican songwriter, musician, composer, singer, poet and writer. He is a prolific artist and inventor of musical instruments, such as the teclaedro, yeloguerlizet, mezáfono and oglio. The base of his songs is folk music, usually only his own voice and guitar. Meza is an independent and prolific artist, and has published 32 albums, always removed from the musical mainstream. He is one of the most accomplished independent composers in Mexico.
    • Age: 66
  • Dulce María

    Dulce María Espinosa Saviñón (Spanish: [ˈdulse maˈɾi.a saβiˈɲon]; born December 6, 1985) is a Mexican singer, songwriter, actress and author. She is the great-niece of painter Frida Kahlo. She began her career at age 5, participating in more than 100 TV commercials. At 11 she was part of her first musical group, KIDS. At 15 she joined the group, Jeans. She starred in many successful telenovelas, including El vuelo del águila (1994), Nunca te olvidaré (1999), Clase 406 (2002), Rebelde (2004), Corazón que miente (2016) and Muy padres (2017).She reached international success in 2004 after starring in Televisa's telenovela Rebelde and being part of the twice-nominated for a Latin Grammy Award ...more
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Elvia Ardalani
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    Elvia Ardalani or Elvia García Ardalani (born June 4, 1963 in Heroica Matamoros Tamaulipas, Mexico), is a Mexican writer, poet, and storyteller. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Texas–Pan American, where she teaches Creative Writing and Spanish Literature.
    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Matamoros, Mexico
  • Enrique González Martínez
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    Enrique González Martínez (April 13, 1871 in Guadalajara, Jalisco – February 19, 1952 in Mexico City) was a Mexican poet, diplomat, surgeon and obstetrician. His poetry is considered to be primarily Modernist in nature, with elements of French symbolism.
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1871-1952)
    • Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico