Originally published in Willow Springs 13

About Octavio Paz

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Octavio Paz was born into a family of writers on March 31, 1914, in Mexico City. In 1933, he published his first collection of poems, Luna silvestre. Several years later, he founded and edited a literary magazine called Taller. Over his lifetime, he produced more than 20 books and poetry collections and received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990. He died on April 19, 1998.