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This essay—a response to a discussion of the author’s 2014 book Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon—focuses on the importance of generations, intellectual genealogies, iconicity, and the afterlives of Puerto Rican poet and writer Julia de Burgos.


This is the accepted manuscript of an article finally published as: Pérez-Rosario, Vanessa. "The Afterlives of Julia de Burgos," Small Axe, vol. 21, no. 3 (54), 2021, pp. 209-218.



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