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Monday, February 17, 2014

Julia de Burgos

Julia by Tanya Torres, Acrylic on gessoed board, 10" x 8", 2013. 

Today I celebrate Julia de Burgos' 100th Anniversary.

As a child, her poem Río Grande de Loíza, and her photo hung on the wall in front of our dining table, so each morning and night, I read her poetry and looked at her photo.

She was the first poet I ever encountered. I grew up with her words and her rhythm.

There would be no poetry in my life if it weren't for Julia de Burgos.

Thank you Julia!

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