Tribute Made in Spain to Cuban Poet Fina Garcia Marruz

HAVANA TIMES, May 2 — The University of Salamanca and Patrimonio Nacional today honored the Cuban poet Fina Garcia Marruz, the winner of last year’s Reina Sofia Prize for Ibero-American poetry, reported the local newspaper Tribuna de Salamanca.

A day of study of Garcia Marruz’s work is being held at the Department of Philology at the University of Salamanca, with the participation of the general secretary of the University and Joseph Adrian Vitier, a Cuban intellectual who is the grandson of prize-winning poet.

The Cuban poet won last year’s Reina Sofia Prize for Ibero-American Poetry, which recognizes the body of work by living authors whose literary value represents a significant contribution to the cultural heritage of Latin America and Spain.

Marruz Garcia is one of the principal authors of Cuba and Latin America, a student of the work of Jose Marti, and a member of the so-called “generacion de origenes” (origen generation) along with her husband Cintio Vitier as well as Jose Lezama Lima and Eliseo Diego.