Karen Villeda

Mexico city , TLA
Tlaxcala MX
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Mexican poet, Karen Villeda
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Karen Villeda was born in Tlaxcala, Mexico. She began publishing poems when she was 17 years old and has won many of Mexico’s most important prizes for young and emerging poets, including a Youth Prize of Mexico City, a Fine Arts Prize for Children's Fiction, and an Elías Nandino National Award for Youth Poetry.

Her collections of poetry include Tesauro (2010), Babia (2011), Dodo (2013), and Constantinopla (2014). She has also translated John Keats’s “Lamia” into Spanish.

Villeda is also a digital poet whose work appears in the third volume of the Electronic Literature Collection from MIT Press.

She has received grants from the Young Creators Program of the National Fund for Culture and Arts and the Open Society Foundation. She currently participates in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.


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