Burgos, Julia de
|Birthname||Julia Constanza de Burgos García|
|born on||17 February 1914 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )|
|Place||Carolina, Puerto Rico, 18n23, 65w57|
|Timezone||AST h4w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||27°52' 27°40 Asc. 26°14'|
Puerto Rican poet, considered by many as the greatest poet born in Puerto Rico, and, along with Gabriela Mistral, one of the greatest female poets of Latin America.
In 1934, she married Ruben Rodrigues Beauchamp and ended her teaching career to devote time to her marriage and her passion for writing. In 1936, she was a member of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party (Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico) and elected Secretary General of the Daughters of Freedom, a non-partisan women's organization which was the women's branch of the Nationalist Party. She was also an ardent civil rights activist for women and African/Afro-Caribbean writers.
She died of pneumonia on July 6, 1953, at a hospital in Harlem, New York City, at the age of 39.
Sy Scholfield quotes Jack Agüeros's book, "Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems" (Curbstone Press, 1997), p. v: "born at 5:00 am on February 17, 1914, a child of the dawn, and a close cousin to St. Valentine. She was the first child to Francisco Burgos Hans and Paula García de Burgos."
- Vocation : Writers : Poet