Juan Carlos Galeano

Poetry

El desobediente Thoreau dice que “la poesía es la salud del discurso”. Tras esa premisa, me atrevo a señalar que el discurrir poético de Juan Carlos Galeano goza de un saludable equilibrio. Un lenguaje directo y a la vez misterioso... Ir a su poesía es hacer una expedición a un país mítico y solar…

—Juan Manuel Roca

Agradeço-le o envio do seu livro Amazònia, que li com muito interesse. Trata-se de um livro fascinante que nos introudoz no universo mágico da selva com suas árvores, pessoas, animais e lendas. Parece retomar o caminho aberto por Raul Bopp em seu Cobra Norato mas enriqueciendo-o e dando-lhe um toque pessoal…

—Ferreira Gullar

These delightful poems are metamorphoses from an Amazonian Ovid. As in Han Christian Andersen, the inanimate world is friskily animate. Everything is pre-logical, as in the imagination of children, until the wonderful strangeness of it all becomes familiar and we are spellbound.

—Guy Davenport

Historias del viento

Historias del viento. Ibague, Colombia: Caza del Libros, 2013.

A cosmology of the wind as a sentient being in dialogue and interaction with people and the Earth. The poems in this collection portray the wind’s journey through a variety of geographies and world historical and mythical narratives.

Amazonia: Bilingual Edition

Amazonia: Bilingual Edition. Iquitos, Peru: CETA, 2012.

A bilingual collección containing selections from Amazonia (2003), Sobre las cosas (2010) and Yakumama and Other Mythical Beings (2011).

Yakumama (And Other Mythical Beings)

Yakumama (And Other Mythical Beings). Iquitos, Peru: CETA, 2011.

Poems presented in this small collection are a re-mythologization of supernatural animals, plants, and creatures of the Amazon basin.

Sobre las cosas

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Sobre las cosas. Guadalajara: Literalia Editores, 2010.

A small collection of prose poems about everyday objects mixing the common with the bizarre.

Amazonia

Amazonia. Bogotá: Casa de Poesía Silva, 2003.

This book is a poetic representation of the human condition through re-mythologization of various animals, plants, rivers and peoples of the Amazon region in the midst of current physical and cultural transformations taking place in the area.

Baraja Inicial

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Baraja Inicial. Bogotá: Ulrika Editores, 1986.

This book is a collection of short poems written in an imagistic style exploring solitude, urban and rural landscapes and the act of writing.

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