Juan Galeano

Juan Carlos Galeano is a poet and environmentalist born in the Amazon region of Colombia. He has published several books of poetry and has translated North American poets into Spanish. Over a decade of fieldwork on symbolic narratives of riverine and forest people in the Amazon basin resulted in his production of a comprehensive collection of storytelling (Folktales of the Amazon, ABC-CLIO, 2008) and the documentary films (The Trees Have a Mother, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 2008), and El Río (2019, Gaia Award, USA). His poetry inspired by Amazonian cosmologies and the modern world (Amazonia 2003, 2011, and Yakumama and other Mythical Beings, 2014), has been anthologized and published in international journals such as Casa de las Américas (Cuba), Poesia (Italy/Europe), The Atlantic Monthly and Ploughshares (USA). He continues to lead field work and service learning journeys to the Amazon Basin with scholars and students from several universities in the States. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, where he teaches at Florida State University Latin American poetry, and cultures of Amazonia. More information: myweb.fsu.edu/jgaleano 

From the Poetry Foundation: Juan Carlos Galeano in Conversation

Una jornada de cocreación de historias, reflexiones, imágenes y sonidos sobre nuestra relación con las plantas.

Uma jornada de co-criação, reflexões, imagens e sons sobre a nossa relação com as plantas.

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