Luis Alberto Costales

Luis Alberto Costales

Luis Alberto Costales Cazar (Riobamba, December 24, 1926 – Riobamba, February 1, 2006) was an Ecuadorian politician, poet, writer, historian, teacher and farmer. His works include “Bucólicas y Una Vida Simple,” “Sobre el Pomo de la Tierra,” “Exiliado en el verso” and “Rutas de Sombra y de Sol.” He co-founded the Democratic Left Party.


  • Inter-University Declaration of Human Rights Prize, 1950.
  • First prize in poetry awarded by the Institute of Modern Arts, Quito, 1993.


  • Sobre el Pomo de la Tierra (2015)
  • Bucólicas y una vida simple
  • Cuadernos Culturales
  • Letras del Ateneo del Chimborazo

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