Salvador Novo

Salvador Novo (1904-1974) was one of the leading members of the Contemporáneos, a group of poets and writers centered in Mexico City, who sought to reinvigorate Mexican poetry during the decades following the Mexican Revolution by introducing styles and theories from contemporary French, English and American poetry. Novo was also a superb translator of North American poetry, an art critic and the author of such collections as XX Poemas (1925) and Espejo (1933). His poetry continues to be a source of inspiration for poets writing in Spanish.