Andrés Eloy Blanco
|Andrés Eloy Blanco|
|154th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela|
15 February 1948 – 24 November 1948
|Preceded by||Gonzalo Barrios|
|Succeeded by||Luis Emilio Gómez Ruiz|
6 August 1897|
Cumaná, Sucre state
|Died||21 May 1955
Mexico City, Mexico
|Political party||Democratic Action|
|Profession||writer, poet, politician|
Andrés Eloy Blanco Meaño (Cumaná, Sucre state, Venezuela, 6 August 1897 - Mexico City, Mexico, 21 May 1955) was an important Venezuelan poet, politician, member of the Generación del 28, and one of the founders of Acción Democrática (AD).
He earned his first award in 1918 by writing the pastoral poem Canto a la Espiga y al Arado, and released his first drama play, El Huerto de la Epopeya. That year he was put in jail by protesting against the government.
In 1923 got his first prize at the Juegos Florales (Floral Games) in Santander, Cantabria, Spain with the poem Canto a España (A Song to Spain). He traveled to Spain to receive the reward and stayed there for more than a year.
Several Venezuelan municipalities are named in his honor.
- Tierras que me oyeron (1921)
- La Aeroplana Clueca (1935)
- Barco de Piedra (1937)
- Abigaíl (1937)
- Malvina recobrada (1938)
- Liberación y Siembra (1938)
- Baedeker 2000 (1935)
- Poda (1934)
- El Poeta y el pueblo (1954)
- Giraluna (1955)
- La Juanbimbada (1959)
- "Andrés Eloy Blanco"
- Andrés Eloy Blanco biography
- Luis Chesney Lawrence (Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas). Venezuelan dramatists in shadows: Andrés Eloy Blanco. In Spanish .