Graciela Huinao

Appears in: Poets

Graciela Huinao is an indigenous Mapuche poet from southern Chile. Writing in Spanish, she is the first woman poet of her people to be published. In 1987 her first poem appeared in a newspaper in Santiago, and in 1994 several of her poems appeared in an anthology in the United States, Ül: Four Mapuche Poets. Since then she has traveled throughout the world to share her poetry and culture. She has been published in France, Poland, Sweden, Uzbekistan, Macedonia, Romania, China, United States, and most countries in Central and South America. Huinao has co-edited two anthologies of Mapuche poetry written by women from Chile, and in 2009 published the first Mapuche novel.