Horacio Peña (author)

Horacio Peña (born 1936 in Managua, Nicaragua) is a professor, writer, and poet.[1]

Currently an instructor at Huston-Tillotson College and the Seminary of the Southwest—both in Austin, Texas, he is often recognized as the most important Nicaraguan American poet.[1]. His poems have appeared in numerous publications, including "El Pez y La Serpiente" (The Fish and the Serpent), La Prensa Literaria (The Literary Press), both from Nicaragua; Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos (Hispanic American Notebooks) from Madrid; Papeles de Son Armadans, from Palma de Mayorca; Linden Lanemagazine, from Texas, and others.

A translator from the English, Italian, and French, he was a professor of Cultural History at the National University of Nicaragua for many years. In 1967 he won the prestigious Ruben Dario International Poetry Prize for his long poem "Ars Moriendi"; an anniversary bi-lingual publication ISBN 978-1-892820-15-0 of which was published in 2004.


  1. ^ "Education: Horacio Peña (Nicaragua)". KTVZ.com. Retrieved 2008-02-13.[dead link]