Quetzaltenango in Municipality of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
4 XII 1886 – 8 X 1938
Primer poeta laureado
Como una cumbre, y estas mas cerca
de los jardines donde florecen
los nardos de oro de las estrellas…!
(de “Querido Rincon”)
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")
Location. 14° 50.259′ N, 91° 31.149′ W. Marker is in Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, in Municipality of Quetzaltenango. Marker is at the intersection of 1a Calle, on the left when traveling east on 1a Calle. Touch for map. The marker and monument are to the left of the Municipal Theater of Quetzaltenango. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14a Avenida "A", Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala.
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 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.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
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