MADRID (Reuters) - Spains second-biggest poetry prize has been awarded this year to a volume honouring unsung heroines including Irena Sendler, who saved 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto. Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, a year before her death. She lost to former US Vice President Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It is abundantly evident that she could have been a truly deserving recipient of the (Nobel) prize, no question, said Fatima Frutos, winner of the 2011 Kutxa Ciudad de Irun Poetry Prize, ahead of an international field of 204. The visibility of such women needs to be vindicated, the ones who have been deemed secondary, who have had no recognition but deserve that and so much more.