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Óscar Acosta (b. 1933 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras) is a Honduran writer, critic, politician and diplomat.

Acosta started as a journalist in Peru for Tegucigalpa Magazine. He has cultivated several artistic forms of expression; his poetry has a markedly intimate, patriotic quality.

Mis manos tocan, niña mía, tu rumorosa piel, tu dulcísima carne que tranquilos ángeles habitan
(My hands touch, my little girl, your rumourous skin, your very sweet flesh dwelt in by still angels)


  • Responso poético al cuerpo presente de José Trinidad Reyes (1955)
  • El arca (1956)
  • Poesía menor (1957)
  • Tiempo detenido (1962)
  • Mi país (1971)
  • Poesía. Selección 1952-1965 (1965)
  • Poesía. Selección 1952-1971 (1976)
  • Rafael Heliodoro Valle. Vida y obra (1964)


  • 1960 Premio Rubén Darío
  • 1979 el Premio Nacional de Literatura Ramón Sosa


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