- Category : 1892-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (35)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 2
One of the most important Argentine and Latin-American poets of the modernist period.
A year and a half after her friend Quiroga committed suicide in 1937, and haunted by solitude and breast cancer, Storni sent her last poem, Voy a dormir ("I'm going to sleep") to La Nación newspaper in October 1938. Around 1:00 AM on Tuesday the 25th, Alfonsina left her room and headed towards the sea at La Perla beach in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Later that morning two workers found her body washed up on the beach. Although her biographers hold that she jumped into the water from a breakwater, popular legend is that she slowly walked out to sea until she drowned.