Born in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, May 8, 1927. Graduated with High Honors from the University of Puerto Rico in 1950. Lives in Albion, Michigan with his wife Alicia. They have six children.
The poet, with anglosaxon surname, but with deep hispanic roots, has hundreds of friends internationally. His most precious riches are those friends, whose literary contributions grace his magazine, Puerto Norte y Sur. Founder, printer-editor-director of Puerto Norte y Sur, of world-wide distribution, born over 25 years ago. Established and directed with his wife and children Days of Milk and Honey where many historical figures from the United States and the world contributed letters.
Was declared distinguished son of Guayanilla by the Municipal Assembly. Appeared in the first promotion of the Club of Immortals of his town.
Diploma for Excellence in Poetry from the University of Colorado.
Named "Maestro" of poetry by Correo de la Poesía, literary magazine from Valparaiso, Chile, directed by Alfonso Larrahona Kísten. Honarary Member of AUTAR, Argentinian Authors. Member of the Writers Association of Puerto Rico; Member of the Prometeo Society of Poetry, located in Madrid, Spain. Founder of the House of Poets of the World. His poetic woods have trees that honor poets from many countries. His poetry was included in Antología Hispanoamericana of Buenos Aires, Argentina, of which he was named godfather for Puerto Rico.
Has participated in the Program of Poets in the schools sponsored by the Council for the Arts of Michigan.
Has read his poetry in colleges, libraries and the Poetry Society of Michigan, his honorariums donated to Boys Town in San Luis P., México, and the Tarahumara Mission in Sisoguichi, Mexico.
Part of his work has been translated to English, French, Portuguese and Greek. Appears in books in Braille.
Has contributed to numerous magazines. His poetry has been included in more than 20 anthologies around the world.