Graciela Huinao

Graciela Huinao is a Mapuche-Williche poet and storyteller. She was born in the community of Chaurakawin, near the city of Osorno. She published her first poem, "La Loika," in 1987. Her books include Walinto (2001), a bilingual verse collection, and La nieta del brujo (2003), a collection of Williche stories. Her work has appeared in several anthologies and she has traveled internationally to present her poems and stories.

  • Graciela Huinao
    In my Williche grandfather’s eyes / fear set sail. / Death alone / erased that timid gleam. / But nature could never / erase from my memory / the colors of the archipelago / arrested in his face.


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