Martha Padilla (b. 1928, Puerta de Golpe, Pinar del Río – d. 2004, Miami): The winner of a Carabela de Oro, the poet Martha Padilla first published her work in Cuba when she was 20 years old. That first book, Comitiva al crepúsculo, was followed by La alborada del tigre, El fin del tiempo injusto, Los tigres del miserere, Perfil de frente and Remedio santo. Padilla wrote frequently for El Nuevo Herald. She was the sister of the poet Heberto Padilla. (Cintas for literature, 1973-74)

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