Juan Gustavo Cobo Borda is a Colombian poet, journalist, and diplomat. In his role as director of the cultural magazine Eco from 1973 to 1984, as Ambassador of Greece, and cultural attaché of Colombia in Buenos Aires, and Madrid, Cobo Borda corresponded with many Latin American writers and cultural figures. This correspondence strengthen his collection of autograph and typescript manuscript poems which document the author's creative process in writing poetry, numerous nonfiction manuscripts primarily on Colombian literature and art. Cobo Borda's poetry in manuscript form includes poems which are included in the published anthologies Todos los poetas son santos (1977) and El animal que duerme en cada uno y otros poemas (1995). He also published nonfiction books about Colombian writers such as: Juan Antonio Roda (1976), Alejandro Obregón (1985), Juan Cárdenas (1991) y Sofía Urrutia (2001).
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