Morales, Beltrán (1945–1986)

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Morales, Beltrán (1945–1986)

Beltrán Morales (b. 1945; d. 1986), Nicaraguan poet. Born in Jinotega, Nicaragua, Morales formed part of the so-called Betrayed Generation of the 1960s. His first book of poetry, Algún sol (Guatemala, 1969), consists largely of humorous and cynical love poems. His second collection, Agua regia (Costa Rica, 1972), is increasingly cynical, political, and experimental. Juco final/Andante (Nicaragua, 1976) collects his later poetry (1966–1975), which is often short, cryptic, and contemplative of the artistic process itself. Morales studied education and Spanish at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua and was sent to Madrid (1964–1965) by the Instituto de Cultura. His prose and critical articles were collected in 1975 in Sin páginas amarillas and republished posthumously (1989) along with previously unpublished essays on poetry and poets. His reputation in Nicaragua is such that shortly after his sudden death in 1986 his complete works were collected and republished as Poesía completa (1989).


"Cinco libros" in Sin páginas amarillas/Malas notas (1989).

Jorge Eduardo Arellano, Panorama de la literatura nicaragüense, 5th ed. (1986).

Additional Bibliography

Valle-Castillo, Julio. El siglo de poesís en Nicaragua. Managua, Nicaragua: Uno, 2005.

Wellinga, Klaas. Entre la poesía y la pared: Política cultural sandinista, 1979–1990. Costa Rica: FLACSO, 1994.

                                         Ann GonzÁlez

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