Juan Carlos Galeano

Translation and Teaching

Juan Carlos Galeano is a professor of undergraduate/ graduate courses in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University. The courses he teaches range from Spanish language to Spanish American literature and more specialized courses on Spanish American Poetry and Amazonian Studies.

Courses Taught

SPN 3400
Spanish Reading and Comprehension
SPW 3030
Approaching Hispanic Literature
SPW 3493
Readings form Modern Spanish America
SPW 3520
Cultures of Latin America
SPN 4540
Regional Cultural Studies: Journey to Amazonia
SPN 4540/SPW 6934
Literary Amazonia. Topics in Hispanic Language and Literature/Regional Cultural Studies
SPW 6934
Politics and Poetry in Hispanic Cultuure
SPW 8964
Tutorial on Contemporary Colombian Poetry
SPW 6934/SPW 4140
Poetics of Hispanic Love and Violence
SPW 8964
Tutorial on Contemporary Colombian Poetry
SPW 6934
Twentieth Century Colombian Poetry
SPW 6939
Seminar on Octavio Paz

Pollen and Rifles

Polen y escopetas

Polen y escopetas: la poesía de 'la violencia' en Colombia. Santafé de Bogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1997.

This book analyzes the committed poetic production of Colombian poets from members of the generation of 'los Nuevos' of 1920 to the 'Nadaísta' poets of the 1960s.


Mark Strand

Durmiendo con un ojo abierto. Translated by Juan Carlos Galeano. Ibagué, México: Editorial Caza de Libros, 2013.

A selection and translation of the poetry of Mark Strand.

Desarmando el silencio

Charles Simic

Desarmando el silencio. Translated by Juan Carlos Galeano. Guadalajara, México: Editorial Paraíso perdido, 2006.

Translations and a comprehensive selection of the poetry of Charles Simic, an American poet whose incisive and clear imagery provides a disturbing representation of contemporary societies.

Los muertos y los vivos

Sharon Olds

Los muertos y los vivos. Translated by Juan Carlos Galeano. Caracas, Venezuela: Fondo Editorial Pequeña Venecia. 2001.

Poems of this book include the portrayal of lovers, parents, relatives, children from a Feminine perspective, to the Hispanic world.

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