Cuban poet Cintio Vitier dead at 88

Born in Key West, Florida on 21 September, 1921, Vitier helped start the journal "Origins," which brought together some of the island's leading intellectuals.

His most famous works include "From Pena Pobre," and volumes of poems including "Evenings" and "Testimonies."

He was also awarded the Order of Jose Marti by then-Cuban President Fidel Castro for his studies on the Cuban independence figure.

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