The Cuban poet, essayist and researcher Fina García-Marruz Badía (Havana, 1923), a prominent figure in Latin American literature, has died this Monday at the age of 99 in her hometown, as reported by the Cuban cultural institution Casa de las Américas. .
García-Marruz, "one of the most extraordinary poetic voices in Latin American literature", as the aforementioned institution has pointed out, touched on different genres in his work and managed to have his poetry translated into several languages.
He also received the Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Poetry Prize from the Chilean Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, the Queen Sofía Prize for Ibero-American Poetry and the Federico García Lorca City of Granada International Poetry Prize, among others.
A member of the group of Cuban intellectuals Orígenes, which was highly influenced by the works of Lorca and Juan Ramón Jiménez, García-Marruz was also a literary researcher at the José Martí National Library of Cuba, delving into the work of this Cuban poet during her stage at the Center for Martinian Studies.