Series: Mexican Poets’ Tour 2010

Three leading Mexican poets - Coral Bracho, David Huerta and Víctor Terán - read in Spanish and Zapotec alongside their poet-translators Katherine Pierpoint, Jamie McKendrick and David Shook.

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.

Events from Mexican Poets’ Tour 2010

Mexican Poets’ Tour Launch Party Passed

Mexican Poets’ Tour Launch Party

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

The Photographers' Gallery

Free the Word! Literary Lunch

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 the Writers’ in Prison Committee.

The Young Vic
66 The Cut
Meet the Poets Passed

Meet the Poets

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

Novas Contemporary Urban Centre Café
73-81 Southwark Bridge Road

Translating Poetry

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

The Poetry School
81 Lambeth Walk
SE11 6DX
The Wordsworth Trust: Poetry in Grasmere 2010 Passed

The Wordsworth Trust: Poetry in Grasmere 2010

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

St Oswald's Church