Miguel Collazo was born in Havana, Cuba in 1936. A plastic artist and writer, he formed the group Los Cinco, and along with other artists exhibited at the Lex Gallery (1956) and the Biennial of Mexico. He worked as a textile artist at the Textilera Ariguanabo (1960-1962) and as an author of television scripts at CMQ and CMBF (1963). He was a contributor to Diario Libre, Cultura ‘64, Unión, and La Gaceta de Cuba. He was in charge of national galleries at the General Directorate of the National Council of Culture, where he also worked as a literary adviser in the National Directorate of Literature. In 1999, he took his own life, leaving a scant but important literary legacy, today followed by many.