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Nicolas Guillen

Nicolas Guillen was born in the provincial city of Camaguey, Cuba, on July 10, 1902. His distinguished career included editor of the literary page of Las dos republicas. He founded and edited Lis, a literary biweekly. He also wrote for the newspaper El Camagueyano. Guillen's invocation and reliance on the vernacular musical form emerged from the creolization of African and European aesthetics. Not only was Guillen one of Cuba's foremost poets who wrote in many styles, he is regarded as one of...See more