Mikeas Sánchez

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Born in Chiapas, Mexico, in 1980, Mikeas Sánchez is an Indigenous Zoque poet, translator, educator, radio producer, and activist. She holds a master’s degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, is the author of six books of poetry, and co-founded the award-winning Zoque organization ZODEVITE. WLT nominated her poem “Jesus Never Understood My Grandmother’s Prayers” for a 2014 Pushcart Prize.

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