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Famous Poets from Nicaragua

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

Examples of people on this list include Ernesto Cardenal and Julio Valle Castillo.

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

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    Claribel Alegría

    Clara Isabel Alegría Vides (May 12, 1924 – January 25, 2018), also known by her pseudonym Claribel Alegría, was a Nicaraguan-Salvadoran poet, essayist, novelist, and journalist who was a major voice in the literature of contemporary Central America. She was awarded the 2006 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.  ...more
    • Age: 97
    • Birthplace: Estelí, Nicaragua
  • Ernesto Cardenal Martínez (born 20 January 1925) is a Nicaraguan Catholic priest, poet, and politician. He is a liberation theologian and the founder of the primitivist art community in the Solentiname Islands, where he lived for more than ten years (1965–1977). A member of the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, a party he has since left, he was Nicaragua's minister of culture from 1979 to 1987. He was prohibited from administering the sacraments in 1984 by Pope John Paul II, but rehabilitated by Pope Francis in 2019.  ...more
    • Age: 96
    • Birthplace: Granada, Nicaragua
  • Gioconda Belli (born December 9, 1948 in Managua, Nicaragua) is a Nicaraguan author, novelist and poet.  ...more
    • Age: 72
    • Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
  • Joaquín Pasos (May 14, 1914—January 20, 1947) was a Nicaraguan poet, narrator, and essayist. He was one of the leading figures of the national Vanguardia literary movement. He is best known for was his Canto de guerra de las cosas (The song of the war of things) poem.  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 32 (1914-1947)
    • Birthplace: Granada, Nicaragua