Julia de Burgos, Celebrated Poet, Honored on U.S. Stamp

September 14th, 2010

On the eve of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Julia de Burgos, one of Puerto Rico's most celebrated poets, was recognized by the U.S. Postal Service today on a 44-cent stamp at the Teatro Tapia (San Juan, PR), one of the oldest drama stage buildings in the U.S. An award-winning writer and journalist, Julia de Burgos takes her place among honorees in the Postal Service's Literary Arts series and with 75 other Hispanic-themed stamps.

The stamp features a portrait of Julia de Burgos created by artist Jody Hewgill.