(9 November 1903 in Isla de Lobos
, Canary Island
- 20 January 1999 in Asunción
) was a Spanish
poet, playwright, art critic, painter and journalist.
She received numerous awards and distinctions for her literary work, for defending human rights and the equality between men and woman.
Living the other one that I am that wasn’t what would have been.<br>Living what would have been dying which I am still not.<br>Sleeping all was I, another waking I go.
- Nos habremos deseado tanto/ que el beso habrá muerto. Desnudo día, 1936
- We wanted each other so bad/ that the kiss would have died. Naked day, 1936
Josefina Pla was born in Isla de Lobos
, the daughter of Leopoldo Plá and Rafaela Guerra Galvani. She spent her childhood in diverse cities of Spain with her father, a functionary of provinces.
In 1924, she met the Paraguayan artist Andres Campos Cervera in Villajoyosa
; they married two years later.
In 1925, she went to Paraguay
and first established herself in Villa Aurelia
. In that same year, she presented her writings in the youth magazine, Speaker of the Writers' Generation of Paraguayan Postmodernism
. From there until 1938, she traveled twice to Spain with her husband.
Her husband died in 1937. She came back to Paraguay a year later and headlined with Hérib Campos Cervera
, nephew of her husband.
Throughout her life, she received several awards, gabardines and... Read More