Poets

Víctor Terán

portrait of Victor Teran

Víctor Terán is the most personal poet of the Zapotec Isthmus of Oaxaca, México. He was born in Juchitán de Zaragoza in 1958. His work has been published extensively in magazines and anthologies throughout Mexico. Since 2000, he has also appeared in anthologies in Italy and the United States (Reversible Monuments, Copper Canyon: 2002; Words of the True Peoples, U Texas P: 2005).

A three-time recipient of the national fellowship for writers of indigenous languages, his first book, Diixda; Xieeña (Barefoot Words) was republished in 1997 by Ediciones Bi'cu' Nisa. His books of poetry include Sica tiGubidxa Cubi (Like a New Sun; Editorial Diana: 1994) and Ca Guichi Xtí' Guendaranaxhii (The Spines of Love; Editorial Praxis: 2003). Terán works as a media education teacher at the secondary level, on the Oaxacan Isthmus.

In 2009 his poetry in translation has appeared or is forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review, Oxford Magazine, Poetry, and World Literature Today.

Poems by Víctor Terán

Photos

  • David Huerta, Jamie McKendrick, Víctor Terán, David Shook, Coral Bracho and Katherine Pierpoint before the Mexican Poets' Tour Launch Party
  • David Shook and Víctor Terán
  • David Shook and Víctor Terán in a doorway outside The Photographers' Gallery
  • David Shook and Víctor Terán outside The Photographers' Gallery before the Mexican Poets' Tour launch party.
  • Víctor Terán's gets a well-deserved round of applause after he and his translator, David Shook, read together at the MPT launch party.
  • David Shook listens to Víctor Terán read his poems at The Cervantes Institute
  • Ignacio Durán introduces Víctor Terán to the poet, Ruth Fainlight, at the MPT launch party.
  • John Baily and Víctor Terán at the MPT launch party. John is a distinguished musician and Professor of Afghan Music at Goldsmiths'.
  • Poets on the stairs of the Cervantes Institute. Top, left to right: Katherine Pierpoint, Jamie McKendrick, Víctor Terán; bottom, left to right: Coral Bracho, David Huerta, Sarah Maguire and David Shook.
  • Tom Boll, David Huerta, Jamie McKendrick, Víctor Terán, David Shook, Coral Bracho, Katherine Pierpoint and Sarah Maguire before the Mexican Poets' Tour Launch Party
  • Tom Boll and Víctor Terán at our Meet the Poets event
  • Víctor Terán