Francisca Aguirre, Spanish poet, Died at 88

Francisca Aguirre Benito was born on October 27, 1930, in Alicante and died on April 13, 2019.

She was a Spanish poet and author.

Her inial poetry collection, Ithaca, published in 1972, won her the Leopoldo Panero Poetry Award.

Benito won the National Poetry Prize [es] for her poetry piece Historia de una anatomía in 2011.

She also won the National Prize for Spanish Literature during November 2018.

Francisca was the daughter of noted painter Lorenzo Aguirre.

Francisca was married to fellow poet Félix Grande from 1963 until his death in 2014.

The couple had a daughter, poet and essayist Guadalupe Grande (who was born 1965).

Francisca Aguirre passed away at 88 years old.