On the night of this Monday, at the age of 61, Teresa de la Caridad Melo Rodríguez, a prominent Cuban poet, journalist, editor and intellectual, died.

Born in Santiago de Cuba and graduated with a degree in Philosophy from the University of Havana, her valuable poetic work places her as one of the main voices of the so-called generation of the 80s. Among her most recognized collections of poems are El libro de Estefanía, El vino del error, Yo no quería ser reina and Las altas horas.

Member of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba and Honorary Member of the Hermanos Saíz Association, his work has won several of the most important Cuban literary prizes, including the Nicolás Guillén for poetry, La Puerta de Papel and the Literary criticism. She also received the Distinction for National Culture, granted by the Ministry of Culture.

In parallel with her poetic, journalistic and essay creation, Teresa carried out extensive work as an editor and promoter of books and literature.

In addition to her great artistic sensitivity and her humanistic projection, Teresa Melo stood out for her courage to defend the best causes and for her inalienable vocation of service to her Revolution and her people.

Her corpse will be veiled until 11:00 a.m. Today, Tuesday, January 31, at the Casa del Caribe, located at 13th Street, number 154, corner of 8th Street, Vista Alegre neighborhood, Santiago de Cuba.

Author: Digital Writing Radio Victoria