Nandino, Elías

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Name
Nandino, Elías Gender: M
Elías Nandino Vallarta
born on 19 April 1900 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Cocula (Jalisco), Mexico, 20n23, 103w50
Timezone LMT m103w50 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 29°00' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 20°55 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 04°21'



Elías Nandino
photo: Gobierno de Jalisco, license cc-by-sa-4.0

Biography

Mexican poet who worked as a surgeon at different hospitals during most of his life. He was open about his homosexuality, but this did not affect his career as a surgeon. His early poetry was rather sombre, focusing on topics like death, nighttime and dreams. From the 1950s his poetry became more personal, whereas his later poems combined eroticism and metaphysics.

In 1982, he met and had a strong influence on the Chicano poet, Francisco X. Alarcón who was impressed with Nandino's bravery in living his life as an openly gay man in Mexico City. Nandino wished to support younger gay writers. He became Alarcon's "role model and soul mate."

He was editor of several publications and promoter of writing workshops. In the last years of his life he received numerous awards both for his career as a poet and for his support to literature in Mexico, such as the Aguascalientes National Poetry Prize (1979) and the National Prize for Literature (1982). He died in Guadalajara, Jalisco on 2 October 1993 at the age of 93.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1979 (Aguascalientes National Poetry Prize)
  • Work : Prize 1982 (National Prize for Literature)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Jalisco state archives.

Categories

  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (National Prize for Literature)