Tomas Morales Castilian (October 10 of 1884, Moya (Las Palmas) - † August 15 of 1921,Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) was a Spanish poet, leader of the insular lyrical modernism and initiator of modern poetry canaria, is considered one of the leading poets of Spanish modernism. Author of Roses of Hercules, his work stands out from the poem "Ode to the Atlantic.
In 1893 starts at the Colegio de San Agustin primary studies to be completed in1898. In the next two years writing his first poems. Shared with other poets generation islanders as Alonso Quesada, Saulo Toron and Victorio Macho. Concurred in the college of St. Augustine with Alonso Quesada and the painterNestor Martin Fernandez de la Torre. He moved to Cadiz in 1900 to pursue medical studies. In the newspaper The Telephone (Las Palmas) will be published his first poems (1902-1903). He goes to Madrid in 1904 to further his studies at the Faculty of San Carlos. In the capital, is befriended by the writer canary Doreste Luis Silva. The latter and the writer also canary Angel Guerra him into life in Madrid, where he frequents the meeting places of the writers of the time: go to the gatherings ofFrancisco Villaespesa, that of Universal coffee, and of Carmen de Burgos, "Colombine", director of the Critical Review. Their friendship with "Colombine" for which she is known among the intelligentsia in Madrid. Possibly in this get-together to get to know Ruben Dario. Between1906 and 1908, approximately maintains friendship with poet Fernando Fortun, Enrique Diez Canedo, Francisco Villaespesa, Ramon Gomez de la Serna, and so on. In 1907 published poems and reviews in theLatina magazine founded by Villaespesa this year. After publishing his first book and end his career, which obtained a doctorate degree next year, returns in 1909 definitely Gran Canaria. Attending physician is appointed in Agaete in 1911 and remains there until1919 when he moved as a physician to Las Palmas. Receive 1920 several tributes to the publication of Book II of The Roses of Hercules. Plans for this season's edition of the first part of his work. In 1921 he was elected Vice President of Cabildo Insular de Gran Canaria. His political career, however, would not last long, then dies in Las Palmas on 15 August. He could see her dream of publishing a fullLas Rosas de Hercules.
His untimely death occurred after receiving the laurel of the Ateneo de Madrid.
Today is named a high school and one block from the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, besides being one of the lateen sail boats historic bargain in the Bay of Havana.
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