Fina García Marruz

Fina García Marruz (Havana, 1923) is a poet, essayist and literary critic. She received her doctorate in Social Sciences from the University of Havana. She was a member of the group of poets who edited the literary journals Clavileño (1942-1953) and Orígenes (1944-1956). From 1962 to 1987, she was a researcher at the National Library at the Center for Studies on José Martí. Her poetry has received high honors in the Spanish-speaking world, including Cuba’s National Literature Prize, Chile’s Pablo Neruda Prize, and Spain’s Reina Sofía Prize for Spanish American poetry, among many others. She is considered to be Cuba’s greatest living poet.