According to standard accounts, Lorca is not a significant influence on Spanish poetry after 1939, despite his status as both a hypercanonical figure and a cultural myth. The most influential poets during the postwar period are supposedly Antonio Machado, Vicente Aleixandre, and Luis Cernuda. Several others, including Juan Ramón Jiménez, Pedro Salinas, Dámaso Alonso, and Miguel Hernández have also had more ostensible influence on Spanish poetry of the past fifty or sixty years than did Lorca. Still, the late modernism of José Ángel Valente, Antonio Gamoneda, and Claudio Rodríguez manifests an affinity with Lorca’s poetics at a deeper level, in part because of their common roots in the tradition of romantic hermeneutics. From this perspective, the Heideggerian poetics of Valente’s late work and Lorca’s performative poetics of the duende are branches of a single tree.