- 2019 INDIES Winner
- Honorable Mention, Poetry (Adult Nonfiction)
A meditation on the power and limitations of images, "The Winter Garden Photograph" began as an homage to a magazine, "The Courier," published by UNESCO. Reina María Rodríguez used the magazine’s photographs of faraway places to spark an investigation of the mental landscapes comprising her own, contemporary Havana. Precisely in striving to inhabit other worlds, she pursues the self. With the original Cuban edition of the book, Rodríguez won her 2nd Casa de las Américas Prize for Poetry.