portrait of Bayley © Julio Martínez Howard
Edgar Bayley (1919– 1990) was
born in Buenos Aires and was an active and
influential participant in avant-garde Argentine poetry, representing a
major figure in its literary magazines and institutions throughout the
latter half of the last century, and was among the founders of the invencionista
movement that swept the city, and a bit beyond, in the 1940s and ‘50s.
Poet, playwright, director, translator, and essayist, he is the author
of fourteen published works in diverse genres.