Víctor Terán Chapbook

David Shook, Victor Teran


Víctor Terán is the most personal poet of the Zapotec Isthmus of Oaxaca, Mexico. He was born in Juchitán de Zaragoza in 1958. His work has been published extensively in magazines and anthologies throughout Mexico and the world. A three-time recipient of the National Fellowship for Writers of Indigenous Languages, his most recent book is The Spines of Love. Terán is an active promoter of contemporary Zapotec literature.

David Shook is a poet and translator based in Los Angeles. A graduate of the University of Oxford, he edits the online broadside Molossus. His work will be published in the anthologies Initiate: An Oxford Anthology of New Writing (Blackwells) and Oxford Poets 2010 (Carcanet).

Their collaborations have appeared in Agenda, Hayden's Ferry Review, Oxford Magazine, Poetry, World Literature Today, and elsewhere, and have been nominated for a Pushcart.

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