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Childhood and maturity
1946

Married Pablo Alvarez de Cañas. Bought her house in El Vedado.

Met Uruguayan poet Juana de Ibarbourou.

Marriage to Pablo
Silent YearsFame
1947

"Juegos de Agua (Waterplay)" published in Madrid. Received Order of Alfonso el Sabio (Spain) and Order of Carlos Céspedes

Jardín published in Madrid. Elected to the Academia Nacional de Artes y Letras (National Academy of Arts and Letters) of Cuba.
1951
1953
Attended a poetry reading at the Ateneo (Atheneum) of Havana with the Chilean Nobel laureate Gabriela Mistral. {Video Link: Mistral [512K] [56K] } Poemas sin nombre (Poems without a name) published.
1955 Obra lírica (Lyric Work) published in Madrid, containing all her previous books. Named to the Sillon Rey de la Sección de Literatura of the Academia Nacional de Artes y Letras (the King Chair of the Literature Section of the National Academy of Arts and Letters of Cuba), the first woman to receive this honor.
1958 Traveled to Spain. Published a book of travel memoirs, Un verano en Tenerife (A summer in Tenerife), and her long poem, "Ultimos dias de una casa" in Madrid. Poemas sin nombre translated into English by professor Harriet de Onis (not published until the 1980s).
1959 Elected member of the Academia Cubana de la Lengua (The Cuban Academy of Language). The Cuban Revolution triumphed.