Author: Maria Vazquez Valdez

María Vázquez Valdez was born in Zacatecas, Mexico. She is a poet, editor, translator and photographer. Her books include the poetry collections Caldero (1999), Estancias (2004), and KAWSAY: LA LLAMA DE LA SELVA (2017); the book of essays Estaciones del albatros (2008); the bilingual book of interviews Voces desdobladas / Unfolding Voices (2004); and five books for children and young readers. She has translated several books of poetry. María received a degree in journalism, a Masters in editing, and is currently finishing a Doctorate in critical theory. She was part of the editorial board of Alforja from its foundation, and is now a member of the Mexican Academy of the Language's editorial team, as well as of other academic and cultural projects. She has been the director of publications at the Union of Latin American Universities (UDUAL), editor in chief of the literary magazine Arcilla Roja, editor of Greenpeace's GPMX magazine, and editor at Editorial Santillana. She has received grants and support from Mexican government institutions. The poems in KAWSAY: LA LLAMA DE LA SELVA have their roots in an experience with the Shipibo Indians of Peru's Amazon jungle.

Kawsay: La Llama de la Selva / Kawsay: The Flame of the Jungle
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Kawsay: La Llama de la Selva / Kawsay: The Flame of the Jungle

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Poetry. Latinx Studies. Women's Studies. Religion & Spirituality. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Randall. With Illustrations by Chizuko Osato. A new, dual-language printing of Mexican poet María Vázquez Valdez's poetic account of her experi...

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