Maria Benitez

Maria Benitez - Slick Cat Books

December 10, 1783 - April 18, 1873 or 1875 (?)
Puerto-Rican poet and playwright
Author of poems including "The Nymph of Puerto Rico", "The Flower and the Butterfly" and "Allegorical Dialogue"
Her play "The Cross of El Morro" made her the first Puerto Rican to write a dramatic play
Was Puerto Rico's first female poet
Her full name was Maria Bibiana Benitez Batista

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