José Agustín Balseiro
José Agustín Balseiro was a poet, writer, and scholar of Latin American Studies and Hispanic Literature. He was born in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, and studied law in Puerto Rico before moving to Madrid. It was in Madrid that he studied writing and poetry, and was honored for writing the novel El Vigia in 1925. Balseiro wrote novels, short stories, essays, and poems throughout his life. He was a professor of Hispanic Literature at the University of Miami from 1946 until 1967.