Álvarez Ponce de León, Griselda (1913–)

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Álvarez Ponce de León, Griselda (1913–)

Born in Guadalajara on April 5, 1913, Griselda Álvarez is considered one of the foremost feminist poets in México. She is both a politician and a poet. In 1979 she became the first female governor of the state of Colima. As an accomplished poet, capable of creating an unmatched verbal sensuality, Álvarez owes her fame to the rich, erotic lyrics that have characterized much of her work. In her introduction to 10 mujeres en la poesía Mexicana del siglo XX, Álvarez points out that women long for the right to have an active sexuality, and this satisfaction can be found within a woman's soul, where she is "unpredictable like the cyclones" (p. 10).

See alsoFeminism and Feminist Organizations; Literature: Spanish America.


Primary Works

Cementerio de Pájaros. México: Cuadernos Americanos, 1956.

Anatomía superficial. México: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1967.

Estación sin nombre. Barcelona: Ediciones Marte, 1972.

Editor. 10 mujeres en la poesia mexicana del siglo XX. México: Colección Metropolitana, 1973.

Desierta compañia. Colima, México: Universidad de Colima, 1980.

Secondary Works

Manca, Valeria. El Cuerpo del deseo: Poesía erótica femenina en el México actual. México, D.F.: Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, 1989.

Jiménez Faro, Luzmaría. Breviario de los sentidos: Poesia erótica escrita por mujeres. Madrid: Torremozas, 2003.

Ocampo Aurora M., and Ernesto Prado Velázquez. Diccionario de escritores mexicanos. México: UNAM, 1967.

Rodríguez, Victoria Elizabeth. Women's Participation in Mexican Political Life. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1998.

                                   Jorge J. Barrueto

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