Gonzalo Rojas Has Died

By Jason Boog 

Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas has passed away. The Cervantes Prize-winning poet was 93-years-old.

In the video embedded above, Rojas read his poem, “What Do We Love When We Love.” You can read one of his poems in English here; you can read some of his poems in Spanish here.

Here’s more from his BBC obituary: “Rojas was forced into exile for some years after the 1973 military coup led by Gen Augusto Pinochet. Rojas had been in a serious condition since suffering a stroke in February. His death was a ‘great loss for Chilean literature,’ Education Minister Joaquin Lavin said.”