Cuban Writer Wins Major Poetry Prize in ChileAugust 19, 2014 | Print |
HAVANA TIMES — Cuban poet Reina María Rodríguez received from Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, the Ibero-American Poetry Prize Pablo Neruda 2014 Monday at the La Moneda Palace in Santiago, Chile.
The award received by Rodriguez includes US $ 60,000 and the commitment of publishing a poetry anthology.
The Cuban poet, who is in Chile since Saturday, said that “Cuban literature is a literature primarily of poets and that literature is not territorial, it can be anywhere.”
The award, now in its eleventh edition, has recognized the literary career of Mexican José Emilio Pacheco (2004), Argentine Juan Gelman (2005), Cuban Fina García-Marruz (2007) and the Chilean Nicanor Parra (2012), among other.