Rita Valdivia

The poet Rita Valdivia, or “La Comandante Maya” as she is remembered by her revolutionary comrades, was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 1946. A member of the Bolivian National Liberation Army (ELN), she was appointed leader of the underground movement in Cochabamba and died there in July 1969 at the age of twenty-three. Read more about her in Margaret Randall’s companion essay.

  • October 3, 2017 Rita Valdivia
    Mural in Cochabamba, Bolivia / Photo by proyecto mARTadero For more on the poetry of Valdivia, read the companion essay by Margaret Randall.   Aullido poema octogonal En el graznido de mi…