Juan Carlos Galeano



Professor Juan Carlos Galeano received his Ph.D. from University of Kentucky in 1991. He is a poet and translator and teaches Spanish American poetry and cultures of Amazonia.

Research and Creative Interest

Literature, Culture and the Environment
Latin American Poetry
Amazonian Folklore

Courses Taught

SPW 5357 Contemporary Spanish American Poetry
SPW 6939 Seminar on Octavio Paz
SPW 6934 Topics in Spanish Language and Literature. Encounters with Amazonia
SPN 4540 Regional Cultural Studies. Ideología, naturaleza y cultura en América Latina
SPN 3400 Spanish Reading and Conversation

Selected Publications

  • Amazonia y otros poemas. Bogotá, Colombia: Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2011(Poetry)
  • Folktales of the Amazon Trans. Rebecca Morgan and Kenneth Watson. Wesport, CT, London: Libraries Unlimited, 2009 (Folktales)
  • The Trees Have a Mother Color 70 Mins. (co-producer and co-director) Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities Sciences, 2008 (Documentary film)
  • Amazonie. Trans. by Dominique Souce. Quebec, Canada: Écrits des Forges, 2007 (Poetry)
  • Charles Simic. Desarmando el silencio. Translated by Juan Carlos Galeano. Guadalajara, México: Editorial Paraíso perdido, 2006 (Translation)
  • Sharon Olds. Los muertos y los vivos. Translated by Juan Carlos Galeano. Caracas,Venezuela: Fondo Editorial Pequeña Venecia, 2001 (Translation)

Publications of Poems in Journals

Agni, American Literary Review, Antioch Review, Atlantic Monthly, Atlanta Review, Apalachee Review, Arts & Letters, BOMB, Casa de las Américas, The Colorado Review, Crab Orchard Review, Field, Hayden's Ferry Review, Hofstra Hispanic Review, Indiana Review, International Quarterly, Meridian, Mid-American Review, The Minnesota Review, The Mississippi Review, The Nebraska Review, Parnassus, Partisan Review, Poesía, Poetry International, Ploughshares, Prism International, Seneca Review, RevistAtlántica, Revista Casa Silva, Stand Magazine, TriQuarterly, West Branch.
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