Poet in New York

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Lorca's self-portrait for Poet in New York.

Poet in New York (in Spanish, Poeta en Nueva York) is one of the most important works of Spanish author Federico García Lorca. It is a body of poems composed during the visit of the poet to Columbia University in New York in the years 1929/1930. During his stay, the stock market crashed in October 1929, an event which profoundly affected his poetic vision.[1]

After his stay in New York, Lorca traveled to Cuba, where he wrote one of the poems included in the book, "Son de negros en Cuba", before returning to Spain. The book was not published until 1940, after Lorca's death. Due to Franco's dictatorship, it was originally released in Mexico and the United States (translated by Rolfe Humphries).

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  1. ^ Craige, Betty Jean (1977). "Lorca's Poet in New York". Lorca's Poet in New York: The Fall into Consciousness. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 9780813151830. JSTOR j.ctt130jf3d.