Jaime Luis Huenún

Huenún Jaime Luis

Jaime Luis Huenún, born in Valdivia, Chile in 1967, is an award-winning Mapuche-Huilliche poet whose books include Ceremonias (1999), Puerto Trakl (2008), Reducciones (2012), Fanon City Meu (2018), and La calle Maldestam y otros territorios apócrifos (2016). He has received the Pablo Neruda Prize (2003), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2005), and the Prize from the Chilean National Council on Arts and Culture for best work of literature published in 2013. He has also edited anthologies of Mapuche poetry, including Epu mari ülkatufe ta fachantü: 20 poetas mapuche contemporáneos (Lom, 2003). Two of his books are available in English translation: Port Trakl (Diálogos, 2008) and Fanon City Meu (Action Books, 2018). Huenún currently teaches Indigenous poetry at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago and forms part of the team that oversees the “World Literatures” major. Also, he works for the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Patrimony, in charge of the area of Native Peoples of the Metropolitan Region.

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