Jaime Luis Huenún

JAIME LUIS HUENÚN was born in Valdivia, Región de los Ríos, in 1967. He is a Mapuche- Huilliche poet and writer. His most recent book of poetry is Ko fenten püllu, mapu fentén püllu / Espíritus del agua y de la tierra: Teatro mapuche para niños (Mineduc 2013) and he recently edited Poetry of the Earth: Mapuche Trilingual Anthology (Interactive Press 2014). His poetry has been translated into English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, and Catalán. He won the inaugural Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize in 2003 and a Guggenheim fellowship in 2005. He teaches in the Universidad Diego Portales de Santagio and directs Ediciones Konünwenu, an Indigenous publishing house in Chile.

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