Zenobia Camprubi Aymar (1887-1956)

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Zenobia Camprubi Aymar (August 31, 1887 - October 25, 1956) was a poet, author of four memoirs, and author of three volumes of diaries. She spent some time in an Andalusian village, where a woman named Catherine Lagares taught her some Andalusian poetry, inspiring Camprubi Aymar to write her own. These poems are included in a book of memories and are titled Couplets Mine. Her poetry had an elegant feel and often centered on themes of Jesus Christ, children, and a legacy of love and joy she wanted to leave in a confused world. Ricardo Gullon cited some of her poetry in the general review magazine of the University of Puerto Rico, La Torre (The Tower), in his article “Monument of Love.” Aymar translated the works of Rabindranath Tagore. She is considered the first great feminist of Spain, and was a leading member of the Lyceum Club Women near Victoria Kent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenobia_Camprub%C3%AD AND http://dcwriters.poetrymutual.org/pages/camprubi-jimenez.html AND http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=27216998 AND Inicios de Zenobia y Juan Ramón Jiménez en América. DC Writers' Homes: http://dcwriters.poetrymutual.org/pages/camprubi-jimenez.html

Written by Monica Root December 2013

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