Julia de Burgos

(1914-1953) was a Puerto Rican poet and activist for women's rights who fought for Puerto Rico's independence. A teacher and scriptwriter for radio, she died an anonymous death in Spanish Harlem and was buried at the potter's field of Hart Island, New York.

Nation Poetry

To Julia de Burgos To Julia de Burgos

Already people murmur I’m your enemy since they say that in verse I give the world to me. They lie, Julia de Burgos. They lie, Julia de Burgos. The one rising in my verses isn’t yo…

Apr 10, 2021 / no-paywall / Julia de Burgos and Ilan Stavans