Juan Carlos Galeano


Juan Carlos Galeano

Contact Information

Office Location
Diffenbaugh 318A
Office Hours

Wednesday 1:00-3:00

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, the environmental imagination in Spanish American literature, and cultures of Amazonia.

Research Interests

Environmental imagination in Spanish American Culture

Amazonian Studies (Cultural Production in/about the Amazon Region)

20th and 21st Century Spanish American poetry

Courses Taught

SPW 5357 Contemporary Spanish American Poetry since Modernism

SPW 5195 Representations of the Amazon in film, poetry and oral traditions

SPW 6934 Topics in Spanish Language and Literature. Encounters with Amazonia

SPN 4420 Advanced Spanish Composition and Translation

Selected Publications

  • Yakumama (and Other Mythical Beings) (poetry). Iquitos, Perú: Editorial Tierra Nueva, 2014 (Poetry)
  • Historias del viento. Ibagué, Colombia: Editorial Caza de Libros, 2013 (Poetry)
  • 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)
  • Charles Simic. Desarmando el silencio. Translated by Juan Carlos Galeano. Guadalajara, México: Editorial Paraíso perdido, 2006 (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.