Judith del Angel Velazquez Santopietro

Poet

Judith Santopietro is a Mexican writer in Spanish. Author of the books Palabras de Agua (Conaculta 2010) and Tiawanaku. Poems from the Mother Coqa (Orca Libros, USA), as well as the essay “Migrantes nahuas celebran a Santiago Apóstol: un ejercicio de comunalidad en Nueva York” (Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, 2017). She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has carried out research residencies in the Zongolica and Tecomate mountains (Veracruz), the Institute of Latin American Studies Teresa Lozano Long (Texas), and the University of Leiden (Holanda), as well as in New York and Bolivia.  She directed Iguanazul: literature on indigenous languages (2005-2016), a project to revitalize native languages through oral tradition, literature and arts. Currently, she writes narratives about indigenous migrant communities settled in New York City, and enforced disappearance in Mexico.

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