Adriana Paredes Pinda

Adriana Paredes Pinda is a Mapuche-Huilliche poet. She was born in 1970 in the city of Osorno, Los Lagos Region, Chile. She is a machi and a professor of Spanish Language and Communication, and she earned her postgraduate detree in Human Sciences with a minor in Discourse and Culture at the Universidad Austral de Chile. In 1998, she won first place in the Primer Concurso de Poesía en Lenguas Nativas in the urban sector. In 2002, she won the writers' grant of the Consejo Nacional del Libro y la Lectura. Her work has been included in Epu mari ulkantufe ta fachantu/ 20 poetas mapuches contemporáneas (2003), Hilando en la Memoria (2006 and 2009), and Kumedungun/Kumewirin. Antología poética de mujeres mapuche (siglos XX-XXI) (2010). She has published the verse collections Üi (2005) and Parias zugun (2014).


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