Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela  Mistral

Since the time of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, the great seventeenth-century Mexican nun, GABRIELA MISTRAL has been Latin America's best-known and most revered woman poet. Mistral, like Sor Juana, was lucky enough to have her work recognized during her lifetime. Mistral, like Sor Juana, came from humble beginnings to international popularity, and both achieved their fame in traditionally male-dominated civilizations. Each was intelligent as a kid and mainly self-taught, and each contributed significantly to the advancement of women's status in her day.