Best of the Web
Check out a brief bio, with a bibliography and links to some of his work.
Here is the Nobel Prize's write-up on Paz, who won the award in 1990.
This is a pretty well-rounded collection of info on Paz's life and work.
We have a poem about poetry, and now a film about film, starring the poet Octavio Paz.
Here's an old movie, shot by another important Latin American writer, Julio Cortázar, of Octavio Paz dancing when he was posted as diplomat in India.
Here's the poet and his translator, double-teaming his poems in DC.
accept a Nobel Prize, that is. Listen to the poet's acceptance speech here.
Dig this picture of Paz in a nice trench coat.
Check out this picture of a sculpture of that old Epicurean, Epicurus.
Here's the cover of the collection of poems where "Proem" can be found.
Behold! The poet-king Netzahualcoyotl.
Articles and Interviews
In this interview excerpt, Paz gets all mushy about fellow surrealist, Andre Breton.
Even after his death, Paz can drum up a lot of noise in the publishing business when a new translation of his poems comes out.
Here's the book for which "Proem" is the… proem!
Here's the original Spanish version of the book of poems, in all its glory.
Movies & TV
This film is based on a novel that Octavio Paz wrote about another Mexican poet (from the Spanish colonial times), Sor Juana.