José Juan Tablada (1871-1945)

Death:  2nd August 1945
Location:  Rotonda de las Personas Ilustres, Panteón Civil de Dolores, Mexico City, Mexico
Photo taken by:  Thelmadatter
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Mexican poet, art critic and, for a brief period, diplomat. A pioneer of oriental studies, and champion of Mexican art, he spent a good portion of his life outside his country. As a poet, his work spans from the fin-de-siècle style to avant-garde experimentalism; he was an early haiku pioneer.