Mikeas Sánchez

Photo by Wendy Call

Mikeas Sánchez is a Zoque-Mexican poet, translator, educator, radio producer, and activist. She holds a master’s degree in literature from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, has published six books of poetry, and co-founded the grassroots organization ZODEVITE, which won Pax Christi’s International Peace Prize in 2017 for its antifracking activism.

  • Three disheveled electronic tablets laying on a bed of soil. The third is turned face down
    Mikeas Sánchez
    The Weapon is Sharing (This Machine Kills Fascists), by Cannupa Hanska Luger, ceramic, 2017. Photo courtesy of the artist. The Zoque and Spanish originals of this poem appear in Mike...
  • Jesus Never Understood My Grandmother's Prayers
    Mikeas Sánchez
    Photo by Marjan Lazarevski     Jesucristo’is Ja’ Ñäjktyäj’ya Äj’ Tzumama’is Kyionuksku’y Äj’ tzumama’is ja’ myuspäkä’ kastiya’orenatzu’ jyambä’ä ngyomis’kyionukskutyamnatzu’ xaä’ tumä nabdzu’jyambäu...

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