Juana Adcock

Juana Adcock is a poet, translator and performer working in English and Spanish. She was born in Mexico in 1982 and has lived in Glasgow since 2007. Her translations and poems on language, communication, migration, identity and violence have appeared in numerous publications such as Magma Poetry, Shearsman, Asymptote, the LitHub and Words Without Borders, among others. Her first book, Manca, explores the anatomy of violence in the Mexican drug war and was named by Reforma‘s distinguished critic Sergio González Rodríguez as one of the best books published in 2014. In 2016 she was named one of the ‘Ten New Voices from Europe’ by Literary Europe Live and the organization Literature Across Frontiers, and she has performed at numerous literary festivals internationally. Her English language debut, Split (Blue Diode Press, 2019) was awarded the Poetry Book Society Winter Choice for 2019.

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