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Puerto Rican Poetry

History considers José de Diego (1866-1921) the father of the modern Puerto Rican poetry movement, which is often focused on the struggle for both a personal identity and independence for the island nation.

At the center of Almost a Woman, Esmeralda struggles to balance her Puerto Rican home life and her education in an American school. Poems by the following contemporary authors address many of the difficulties faced by a young Puerto Rican in New York City.

Judith Ortiz Cofer

Martin Espada

Sandra Maria

Essays + Interviews:
Puerto Ricans in America | Puerto Rican Poetry | Esmeralda Santiago

Essays + Interviews | Puerto Rico: A Timeline
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