Alfonsina Storni

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Birthday
29, 1892
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Oct 25, 1938 (46)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
29, 1892
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Oct 25, 1938 (46)

About

Latin-American modernist poet whose works include The Restlessness of the Rose and Sweet Injury. Several of her works, including Teatro infantil (Theatre for Children) and Nosotras y la piel (We Women and the Skin), were published posthumously.

Before Fame

She joined a traveling theatre troupe when she was fifteen years old and toured around Argentina performing works by Henrik Ibsen, Benito Perez Galdos, and Florencio Sanchez.

Trivia

She sent her final poem -- "I'm going to sleep" -- to a publisher shortly before drowning herself in the ocean at Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Family Life

She was born in Switzerland to a family of Italian-Swiss heritage, but spent most of her childhood in Puerto Rico and Argentina. She gave birth in 1912 to an illegitimate son named Alejandro.

Associated With

She was a close friend of Uruguayan playwright and poet Horacio Quiroga.