Issue 15: Pablo Neruda


About Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet and politician Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda.

Neruda wrote in a variety of styles such as erotically charged love poems as in his collection Twenty Poems of Love and a Song of Despair, surrealist poems, historical epics, and overtly political manifestos. In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez once called him “the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language.” Neruda always wrote in green ink as it was his personal color of hope.

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Willow Springs 15

from La Rosa Separada by Pablo Neruda

Found in Willow Springs 15 Back to Author Profile IV MEN   We are the clumsy passersby, we push past each other with elbows, with feet, with trousers, with suitcases, we … Read more

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