His theatre plays Un casorio and Una noticia
were staged in Matanzas. In a cenacle of that city he
made public his unpublished Curso de Literatura.
He delivered classes of Literature in the Auxiliary
School of the University of Havana.
In 1848 he was appointed Optative Member of the Liceo
Artístico y Literario de La Habana. He collaborated
with La Prensa, El
Faro Industrial, Flores
del Siglo, Diario de Avisos,
La Floresta Cubana, La
Piragua, Brisas de Cuba,
El Duende. Because ofhis
independentist ideas he was forced to emigrate to the
United States in 1848.
He dedicated to teaching and became in charge of the
Secretary of the Junta Cubana Anexionista in New York.
He worked in Narciso López
expeditionary projects, and was Secretary of the Legation
of the Republic of Costa Rica in Washington.
He published El Tiple Cubano
and El Tiple Libre in New
York; he was chief editor of La
Verdad, (the National Coat of Arms of the Republic
of Cuba was drafted by the poet in 1848 as a sketch
for this newspaper), and directed El
Cubano, El Papagayo
and El Cometa; he was in
charge of the Hispano American section of the Herald,
of New York. The majority of his poems written in English
were published in the Waverley
Magazine, Boston, Mass.
The anthology El laúd del desterrado
(1858) gathers some of his poetries. He translated from
English the History of the United States by
Emma Williard and The common sense, by Thomas
Being ill he returned to Cuba and died in November
He wrote under the pseudonyms of Lola, La Lola filibustera,
Tello Rubio Montegú, Alfonso de Torquemada.