Alfonsina Storni

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Alfonsina Storni (29 May 1892 – 25 October 1938) was an Argentinian poet, essayist, and playwright. She is known for her contributions to Latin American literature and her early feminism. She killed herself by walking into the sea. Storni's works often explored themes of feminism, femininity, eroticism, and love.


  • I am that woman who lives with eyes open
    • Yo soy esa mujer que vive alerta
      • From Tú, que nunca serás

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  • Alfonsina Storni, considered to be a subversive, a radical for Argentina's bourgeois...we see that Storni's poems both in image and meaning are more traditional than Gabriela Mistral's
    • Marjorie Agosín Introduction to These Are Not Sweet Girls: Poetry by Latin American Women (2000), translated from Spanish by Monica Bruno
  • At the turn of the century, a legendary group of women poets emerged, including Delmira Agustini, Alfonsina Storni, and Gabriela Mistral. Their work caused scandal and outrage but ultimately opened the way for other women to explore their experience in a woman's voice.
  • Other poets wrote of the special connective qualities of sound...Alfonsina Storni finds in her own body "wells of sounds/... where the spoken word/and unspoken word/echo"...

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