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John Figueroa
Born John Joseph Maria Figueroa
4 August 1920(1920-08-04)
Kingston, Jamaica
Died 5 March 1999 (aged 78)
London, England
Occupation Poet, Teacher
Nationality Jamaican
Alma mater College of the Holy Cross
Notable award(s) Guggenheim Fellowship
Spouse(s) Dorothy Alexander
Children 7

John Joseph Maria Figueroa (1920-1999) was a Jamaican poet and educator, of Galician origin.

Figueroa taught at the School of Education of the University of the West Indies Mona campus, and at universities in Britain, Africa, and the United States. He played a significant role in the development of Anglophone Caribbean literature both as a poet and an anthologist.

He also played an important role in the development of Caribbean studies, as a founder member of the Caribbean Studies Association and the Society for Caribbean Studies.


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