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| 4/14/2009 12:00:00 AM

Colombian Poet Mario Rivero Passes Away

Apr 14 -- Colombian poet, art critic and editor Mario Rivero, known as the forerunner of the country’s urban poetry, died in Bogota, sources close to the poet said. He was 74.

Rivero, a native of Envigado near the northwestern city of Medellin, died from a heart attack Sunday at his home in the Colombian capital, where he lived for four decades.

The author burst onto the Colombian literary scene in 1966 with “Poemas Urbanas” (Urban Poems), a title covering the most ordinary everyday experiences he used to spark the country’s urban poetry trend that was just in its beginnings.
 
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