Federico García Lorca: Poet in New York


By Jerry Portwood

The gay Spanish poet is remembered for his time in the city

The first page of 'Poet in New York'

By summer 1936, Lorca had prepared a typewritten manuscript of Poet in New York and divided it into chapters. Not all were complete. The poet often gifted friends with his handwritten drafts, and he now found himself without copies of some poems. In July, he left the unfinished manuscript on the desk of his friend and publisher José Bergamín, together with a note: "Pepe, I was here to see you and I believe I will be back tomorrow." Before he could return he was murdered in Granada.

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