Heberto Padilla

Heberto Juan Padilla was a Cuban poet, and the center of the so-called


Heberto Juan Padilla was a Cuban poet, and the center of the so-called "Padilla affair" when he was imprisoned for criticizing the government. He was born in Puerta de Golpe, Pinar del Río, Cuba. His first book of poetry, Las rosas audaces, was published in 1949. After his first marriage to Bertha Hernandez with whom he had three children, Giselle, Maria and Carlos Padilla, he married poet Belkis Cuza Malé in 1972. His son, Ernesto Padilla, was born in 1972.
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