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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala — Central America
 

Osmundo Arriola

 
 
Osmundo Arriola Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 30, 2016
1. Osmundo Arriola Marker
Inscription.  
Osmundo Arriola
4 XII 1886 – 8 X 1938
Primer poeta laureado

¡Eres Quezaltenango:
Como una cumbre, y estas mas cerca
de los jardines donde florecen
los nardos de oro de las estrellas…!
(de “Querido Rincon”)

English translation:
Osmundo Arriola
December 4, 1886 – October 8, 1938
First poet laureate

You are Quezaltenango!
So like a hilltop, you are closer
to the flowering gardens of the
golden tuberoses of the stars ...!
(From "The Beloved Corner")
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is October 8, 1938.
 
Location. 14° 50.259′ N, 91° 31.149′ W. Marker is in Quetzaltenango. Marker is at the intersection of 1a Calle, on the left when traveling east on 1a Calle. The marker and monument are to the left of the Municipal Theater of Quetzaltenango. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14a Avenida "A", Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jesús Castillo (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosario de Paz Chajchalac de Mendizabal
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Bethel Evangelical Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); 1962 Student Protests in Quetzaltenango (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); National Girls School No. 2 "Antonia Estrada Monzón" (about 120 meters away); The German School of Guatemala (about 180 meters away); Juan José Ortega (about 210 meters away); Efraín Recinos (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quetzaltenango.
 
Regarding Osmundo Arriola. Osmundo Arriola was a Guatemalan journalist and poet. He won the first "Floral Games" (Juegos Florales), a national Guatemala poetry competition, in 1916.
 
Osmundo Arriola Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 30, 2016
2. Osmundo Arriola Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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