Bilingual poet who writes in Zapotec and Spanish, born in Juchitán, Oaxaca in 1967. A graduate of the SOGEM writing school, she has published the following poetry books: The black flower and other zapotec poems (Phoneme Media, 2016) ΜΑΥΡΟ ΛΙΟΔΕΝΤΡΟ (Gavrielidis Atenas, Greece, 2015), Deche bitoope (El dorso del cangrejo, Almadía, 2016), Guie’ beñe (Flor de pantano, Instituto Oaxaqueño de Cultura, 2005), Guie’ yaaase’ (Olivo negro, Culturas Populares y el Consejo Nacional para la cultura y las Artes, Conaculta, 2004), Ca gunaa gubidxa, ca gunaa guiiba’ risaca, (Mujeres de sol, mujeres de oro, Instituto Oaxaqueño de Cultura, 2002), Femmes d’or (Écrits des forges Québec, Canada, and Le Temps des Cerises, Pantin France, 2002) and Paraíso de físuras (Consejo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Oaxaca, 1992). Her poetry has been included in the opera Phantom by the composer Hilda Paredes, based on her story La muerte pies ligeros. She has published the story collections El hijo del viento (Ediciones SM, 2014), Ba'du' qui ñapa luuna' (El niño que no tuvo cama, illustrated by Francisco Toledo, Colección Alas y raíces, Conaculta 2013), Dxiidxa' xti' lexu ne gueu', (Cuento del Conejo y El Coyote, bilingual story illustrated by Francisco Toledo, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2008), Guendaguti ñee sisi, (La muerte pies ligeros, bilingual story illustrated by Francisco Toledo, translated into Mazatec, Chinantec, Mixe and Mixtec, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2005). Her poems and short stories have been translated for anthologies and magazines into Mixe, Chinantec, Mixtec, Maya, English, Italian, French, Vietnamese, Slovenian, German, Greek, Chinese, Punjab and Basque. She has been recognized with the following awards: the 2022 Borchard Foundation Center on Literary Arts Award and the Nezahualcoyotl National Literature Prize for the poetry book Guie' yaase'. She received scholarships for work in indigenous languages from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts in 1994, 2001 and 2004. She has been a member of the National Artists’ Network since 2008. She was artist-in-residence at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, in 2010.