Mikeas Sánchez


Photo by Wendy Call

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.

  • 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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