Jacinto Cordero Espinosa (Cuenca, June 25, 1926 – September 29, 2018) was an Ecuadorian poet. He authored several poetry collections and his poems have been included in various poetry anthologies both at home and abroad. In addition to being a professor in the Faculty of jurisprudence at the University of Cuenca, he was the director of the Azuayan Folklore Institute and president of the Commission of the Castle of Ingapirca. He was a recipient of the National Cultural Merit Medal from the House of Ecuadorian Culture. He also received the Cultural Merit Medal from Ecuador’s Ministry of Education. He was a corresponding member of the Ecuadorian Academy of Language and a member of the House of Ecuadorian Culture. Some of his poems have been translated into English, French, Portuguese, and German.
Memberships and posts
- Corresponding member of the Ecuadorian Academy of Language since June 20, 2013.
- Member of the House of Ecuadorian Culture.
- Director of the Azuayan Folklore Institute.
- President of the Commission of the Castle of Ingapirca.
He was to married to Olga Vintimilla Moscoso. They had 3 children.
- Canto del destino, 1948
- Poema para el hijo del Hombre, 1954
- Despojamiento, 1956
- Volviendo a los Padres, versión literal de la traducción al Quichua Yaya Cunaman Cutishpa realizada por Manuel Muñoz Cueva, 1956
- Tres Poetas Ecuatorianos; Despojamiento (segunda edición), 1983
- La llamada, 1986
- Alambrada, 1989
- Contra el solitario roquedal, 1992
- Juan Pablo, Elegía, 2004
- Los Enigmas, 2005
- Poesía Junta, Matris de la Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, 2005;
- Poesía Dispersa, Matriz de la Casa de La Cultura Ecuatoriana, 2008.
His poems have also been included in the following anthologies
- Muestra de la Poesía cuencana del siglo XX, Cuenca, 1971
- Madrugada, una Antología de la Poesía Ecuatoriana, Guayaquil, 1976
- Lírica Ecuatoriana contemporánea, Bogota, 1976
- Poesía viva del Ecuador, Quito, 1990
- La palabra perdurable, Quito, 1991
- Historia de la Literatura Ecuatoriana, Hernán Rodríguez Castelo
- Poesía Ecuatoriana, traducida al francés por Jorge Enrique Adoum
- Historia de la literatura Hispanoamericana, Anderson Imbert, Buenos Aires
- Poesía Esencial, Eskeletra, 2004.