Alurista

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Birthday
8, 1947
Birthplace
Mexico
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
8, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
Mexico

About

Mexican-born poet, author, and activist known for TunaLuna and other works that mix English and Spanish. He is associated with the Aztlan literary movement.

Before Fame

He moved from Mexico to California at age thirteen and later studied at Chapman University and San Diego State University.

Trivia

He undertook a personal and spiritual quest from 1995 through 1998, after which he identified with both the Catholic and Buddhist faiths.

Family Life

He married twice and fathered four children.

Associated With

He once worked for VISTA, a program created by the Lyndon B. Johnson administration.