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

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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.

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