Maria Antonia Salvà (1869 – 1958) is the foremost modern Catalan poet. She lived the early part of her life in La Llapassa, Llucmajor, with her aunts.
The contact with the Mallorcan Renaissance and her friendship with the family of Miquel Costa i Llobera developed her literary vocation.
She dedicated her life to write, translate and read. While there she wrote an extensive epistle on the writers and intellectuals of her time.
Her daily contact with nature and rural vocabulary are fundamental in the understanding of her poetry that commenced towards the end of the nineteenth Century under the schooling of Miquel Costa i Llobera. In the year 1910 her first book of Poetry was published.