Juan Ramón Jiménez was born in 1881 in Moguer, Spain. He was invited to Madrid by Rubén Darío, one of the founders of the Modernismo movement, and there he wrote his first volume of poetry. He would go on to have a flourishing career in poetry, becoming acclaimed as one of the 20th Century’s masters of poetry. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1956. Jiménez passed away in 1958 in Puerto Rico.
The Poetry Path is made possible through a partnership with Battery Park City Authority, partners in design and fabrication of the Poetry Path, with additional support from our Outreach Partner, Goldman Sachs. Special thanks to the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Foundation for funding the Poetry Path planning process, and to the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation for supporting Poetry Path educational initiatives for youth and children.