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First nominated by the Real Academia de la Lengua Española as a Candidate for the Premio Miguel de Cervantes (Cervantes Prize), which was won by Ernesto Sábato of Argentina.{Audio Link: Pedro Simón}

Publication of her Poesías escogidas (Selected poems). A recording of her voice reading a selection of her poems was made for the Palabras (spoken word) Archive of the Casa de Las Americas. Published her early collection Bestiarium (Bestiary) in the important Cuban magazine Revolución y Cultura. Death of her sister Flor.

Nominated again for the Cervantes Prize, which was won by Carlos Fuentes of Mexico. Received the National Prize in Literature from the hands of the Minister of Culture. Casa de las Americas published a disk of her readings of her own poems in their series "Palabras de esta America" (Words of this America).

Donated her family library, personal possessions and some of her prizes, to Pinar del Río for the establishment of a museum dedicated to her work and the work of her brothers and sister.
{Audio Link: Aldo Martínez Malo }

The video "Una mujer que no ya existe (A woman who no longer exists)" was produced by Vicente González Castro for Televisión Cubana
{Audio Link: Vicente González Castro }

1988 Honored in the Casa de la Cultura of the Plaza of the Revolution and received a Diploma of Recognition. Proclaimed Member Emerita of UNEAC (the Cuban Writers and Artists Union). Part of her novel Jardín mounted as a ballet by the Ballet Nacional de Cuba; Alicia Alonso danced the role of Barbara.
The Center for the Promotion and Development of the Literature of the Loynaz Brothers and Sisters opened in Pinar del Río.

Bestiarium and Poemas naúfragos (Shipwrecked Poems) published in Cuba. La novia de Lazaro (The Bride of Lazarus) published in Madrid {Video Link: Lazarus [512K] }. She received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Havana.

Won the Premio Miguel de Cervantes. {Audio Link: Miguel Barnet - her old age} Received the National Critics Prize for Poemas naúfragos.


Traveled to Spain to receive the Prize from King Juan Carlos I. Also received the Order of Isabel the Catholic and the Federico García Lorca prize. Beginning in 1993, most of her books were reissued.

First Iberoamerican Meeting on her life and work in Pinar del Río.

1994 The first edition of Fé de vida was published by Ediciones Loynaz in Pinar del Río. She continued to receive awards.
Named Honorary and Permanent President of the Cuban Academy of Language. Second Iberoamerican Meeting on her life and work in Pinar del Río.

Received numerous Cuban and international awards and recognitions. She was present at a conference in honor of her 94th birthday at the Instituto de Literatura y Lingüística in Havana.

1997 Her last public appearance was on April 15 at the Cultural Center of the Spanish Embassy, at an event in honor of the 45th anniversary of Jardín. She died on April 27 in her home in El Vedado.

An authoritative Centennial edition of her complete poems, Dulce Maria Loynaz: Poesía, was published by the Biblioteca de Literatura Cubana of Letras Cubanas, with a prologue by César López.

Centennial events were held in Cuba, the Canary Islands and the United States. {Audio link: Dateline Havana