Mexican Poets' Tour 2010

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2010 is the bicentennial of Mexico's independence movement and the one-hundredth anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. To mark the occasion our Mexican Poets' Tour introduced three leading poets from Mexico to new audiences, visiting literature festivals and venues around the UK. Lively and entertaining readings revealed the dynamic nature of the poets' culture and their rich literary tradition in which poetry plays a prominent role.

We made videos of the poets reading at The Cervantes Institute and Crispin Hughes and Travis Elborough took photographs throughout the tour, so please do check out our Mexican Media.

Two of the poets, Coral Bracho (translated by Katherine Pierpoint and Tom Boll) and David Huerta (translated by Jamie McKendrick) are at the forefront of Spanish-language poetry in Mexico. The third, Víctor Terán (translated by David Shook), writes in Isthmus Zapotec, one of Mexico's many indigenous languages, whose fascinating culture is little known in the UK. All six poets took part in the tour.

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The Mexican Poets' Tour was supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by the Embassy of Mexico, United Kingdom.

The Poetry Translation Centre's community programme is supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

  1. Mexican Poets' Tour Launch Party

    Wednesday 14th April 2010

    Our Mexican Poets' Tour was launched with a fabulous party at The Photographers' Gallery in Central London.

  2. Coral Bracho, David Huerta and Victor Teran at the Cervantes Institute, London

    Thursday 15th April 2010

    Coral Bracho, David Huerta and Víctor Terán read alongside their poet-translators Katherine Pierpoint, Jamie McKendrick and David Shook.

  3. Free the Word! International Futures

    Saturday 17th April 2010

    Víctor Terán at International PEN's Free the Word! Festival.

  4. Free the Word! Literary Lunch

    Sunday 18th April 2010

    Coral Bracho and David Huerta take part in a special literary lunch at the Free the Word Festival in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of...

  5. Coral Bracho, David Huerta and Victor Teran at Chetham's School and Library, Manchester

    Tuesday 20th April 2010

    Coral Bracho, David Huerta and Víctor Terán read alongside their poet-translators Katherine Pierpoint, Jamie McKendrick and David Shook.

  6. Poetry Translation Workshop with Victor Teran

    Wednesday 21st April 2010

    Víctor Terán and his translator David Shook joined us to take part in a special workshop for translators.

  7. Facing Pages: Translating Poetry and Theatre from the Spanish-speaking World

    Friday 23rd April 2010

    A day of presentations, readings and discussions related to the translation of poetry and theatre from Spanish.

  8. Meet the Poets

    Saturday 24th April 2010

    Coral Bracho and Víctor Terán lead an afternoon of conversation in Spanish about the rich cultural heritage of Mexican poetry.

  9. Translating Poetry

    Sunday 25th April 2010

    As part of our Mexican Poets' Tour, Jamie McKendrick leads a one-day poetry translation workshop at the Poetry School.

  10. Coral Bracho and Victor Teran at Exeter College, Oxford

    Monday 26th April 2010

    Coral Bracho and Víctor Terán read alongside their poet-translators, Katherine Pierpoint, Jamie McKendrick and David Shook.

  11. The Wordsworth Trust: Poetry in Grasmere 2010

    Tuesday 27th April 2010

    Coral Bracho and Víctor Terán read alongside their poet-translators, Katherine Pierpoint, Jamie McKendrick and David Shook.

  12. Coral Bracho and Victor Teran at St Mungo's Mirrorball

    Thursday 29th April 2010

    Coral Bracho and Víctor Terán read alongside their poet-translators, Katherine Pierpoint, Jamie McKendrick and David Shook.

  13. Coral Bracho and Victor Teran at the Scottish Poetry Library

    Saturday 1st May 2010

    Coral Bracho and Víctor Terán read alongside their poet-translators, Katherine Pierpoint, Jamie McKendrick and David Shook.