Nicaraguan poet who began the modernismo (Spanish modernism) movement in literature. His famous literary works include Prosas Profanas, Azul... , and Cantos de vida y esperanza.
He began reading when he was three years old and had published a poem by the time he was thirteen.
He worked for a time as a journalist for a prominent Buenos Aires newspaper.
He was married three times: to Rafaela Contreras, Rosario Murillo, and Francisca Sanchez del Pozo.
His 1905 poem, "A Roosevelt," criticized American imperialism and was directed at President Theodore Roosevelt.